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    'The playing field has to be leveled'

    Rancher and developer Charles Micale says the gas industry should respect the property rights of surface owners.

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    'It's hard to keep fighting'

    Janey Hines, in her own words, talks about battling the gas industry with the Grand Valley Citizens Alliance, the group she heads in Parachute, Colo.

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    Status quo reigns in New Mexico

    In New Mexico, some say complaints about oil and gas development are dwarfed by the industry's clout.

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    'It's corporate greed'

    Arnold Mackley, whose western Colorado ranch is dotted with gas wells in his own words says the industry ought to able to make a living without destroying the land.

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    'We need that gas'

    Ken Wonstolen of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, in his own words, says that Colorado is an energy-dependent state, and the methane gas it produces is greatly needed.

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    How well do you know your wells?

    A primer describes the technology and potential problems of methane-gas drilling.

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    Colliding forces: Has Colorado's oil and gas industry met its match?

    In Colorado, homeowners and developers are battling the oil and gas industry as the boom in methane gas production brings increased numbers of wells to the rural landscape.

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    Up in smoke: Hanford fire releases plutonium

    A recent wildfire on Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Wash., released plutonium into the air, and watchdog groups are not satisfied by the Department of Energy's claim that there is no cause for worry.

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    Idaho labs blow another stack

    Two conservation groups - Keep Yellowstone Nuclear Fre and Idaho's Environmental Defense Institute - are suing the DOE over radioactive waste treatment at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory.

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    Tooele opens the door to more toxics

    Tooele County can't stop the temporary storage of spent nuclear fuel rods on land owned by the Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians.

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    Arizona adds sunshine

    Electricity providers in Arizona will have to increase the amount of renewable energy resources that they use.

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    Seattle passes on greenhouse gases

    Seattle wants to meet future electricity needs without increasing greenhouse gases through coal and other fossil fuels.

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    Hanford executive quits in protest

    Mike Lawrence, manager of the cleanup effort on Hanford Nuclear Reservation, resigns, saying the project is financially out of control.

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    Look at that big plant!

    Some fertilizer sold in Washington since 1998 contained uranium and other nuclear wastes.

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    Former uranium town wants its waste back

    Residents of Nucla and Naturita in Western Colorado want to take uranium waste from near Denver and bury it in the former uranium company town of Uravan, but other Western Slope communities are fiercely opposed to the idea.

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