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    Power on the loose

    Electric utility deregulation and California's energy crisis hold promise and peril for the rest of the West, as conservationists seek to ensure that new energy systems are both efficient and easy on the land and water and air.

  • Book Reviews

    Lifting the veil of secrecy

    Len Ackland's book, "Making a Real Killing: Rocky Flats and the Nuclear West," gives a comprehensive and often scary history of the Rocky Flats nuclear bomb factory near Denver, Colo.

  • News

    Hot Property: A former nuclear bomb factory gets caught in suburban turf wars

    Rocky Flats, a former nuclear bomb factory, is caught between Denver's rapidly growing suburbs, which covet the open space, and conservationists who want the cleaned-up area to become a national wildlife refuge.

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    Agency gets rebuked

    A National Academy of Sciences report on the "Long-Term Institutional Management of U.S. Department of Energy Legacy Waste Sites" says that the Dept. of Energy still doesn't know how to manage the more than 100 federal nuclear sites in the country.

  • Book Reviews

    Atomic farmgirl

    "Atomic Farmgirl: The Betrayal of Chief Qualchan, the Appaloosa and Me," is Teri Hein's memoir of growing up in eastern Washington, on farmland contaminated by nuclear weapons production at Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

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    Los Alamos piles on more waste

    Local watchdog groups are worried that radioactive waste intended for temporary storage at Los Alamos National Laboratory will be there permanently, as new waste arrives with no definite future destination.

  • News

    From nuclear fuel to nature trails

    Oregon may set a precedent with its planned transformation of the defunct Trojan nuclear power plant into a state park.

  • Book Reviews

    Take a walk

    Katie Alvord's book, Divorce Your Car! Ending the love affair with the automobile, offers reason, advice and good humor about reducing automobile use.

  • Book Reviews

    Efficient energy is efficient business

    Washington State University's Cooperative Extension Energy Program has an Energy Ideas Clearinghouse Web site, offering many ways to conserve power.

  • News

    Greens are still seeing red

    Environmentalists say Wyoming's Red Desert is in danger, facing the prospect of 10,000-15,000 oil and gas wells by 2010.

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    Under pressure, Montana opts for a slower approach

    Near Miles City, Montana, landowners are fighting to slow down methane gas development.

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    'There is a light at the end of the tunnel'

    Byron Oedekoven, who ranches near Gillette, Wyo., in his own words, offers advice for landowners who have to work with gas companies.

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    'The industry's philosophy has been to fragment the community'

    Wyoming Rancher Mike Foate has developed a Web site to spread information about the gas industry to his often isolated, intimidated neighbors.

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    'We became Michiwest's sewer'

    Ranchers Earl and Sue Boardman have a hard time working with Michiwest, the Michigan-based company that owns the gas wells on their land. Earl, in his own words.

  • Feature

    Open for business: Wyoming throws away its water to get out the gas

    Under Gov. Jim Geringer's "open for business' philosophy, the methane gas industry faces little regulation in Wyoming.

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