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    Nuclear waste dump opens

    The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant outside Carlsbad, N.M., receives its first truckload of nuclear debris as anti-nuclear activists continue to protest.

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    Oil wells in my backyard?

    In western Colorado's La Plata County, locals fight for a moratorium on gas development until the state studies the impacts of the methane drilling that many say is making their lives miserable.

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    Where will the waste wind up?

    Project opponents, including the state of Nevada, object to the Department of Energy's assessment that high-level nuclear waste can soon be stored at Yucca Mountain.

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    Trading up to salmon power

    The Emerald People's Utility District near Eugene, Ore., plans to provide "green power" to its customers, encouraging energy production that doesn't harm air quality or salmon.

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    Solar power is booming

    The Worldwatch Institute's report shows that solar power's growth rate is up.

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    The Rocky Mountain Front faces new oil-and-gas threat

    Blackfeet Indians argue over the planned oil and gas exploration on Chief Mountain, on the border between the reservation and Glacier National Park.

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    Tour the underground

    North Dakota's "Energy Trail" gives tourists a chance to visit coal mines and power plants.

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    Between an oil lease and a hard place

    The BLM is in the middle of a mess it created when it sold oil and gas rights in New Mexico's Bisti/De-Na-Zin wilderness before it became a wilderness.

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    There goes the neighborhood

    Residents of a Steamboat Springs, Colo., neighborhood that is powered by solar and propane energy, are upset with CEO Jim Mann's plans to power the 21,000 sq.-ft. house he wants to build there with electricity from the grid.

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    Fast flux on a fast track

    Even as Washington state officials complain about the slow pace of cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the Department of Energy wants to restart nuclear weapons production there.

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    Nuclear waste hits another roadblock

    New Mexico's Waste Isolation Plant Project (WIPP) is stalled a week before its planned opening by state regulators who say that the plant needs a state permit.

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    Navajos may say no to nuclear waste

    While Congress argues over whether Yucca Mountain, Nev., will store nuclear waste by 2003, Navajo activists urge the reservation to become a "nuclear-free" zone and forbid the waste to be transported across it.

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    Hot and beautiful

    A report by the U.S. Geological Survey, "Tapping the Earth's Natural Heat," discusses geothermal power and its possible impacts on the environment.

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    Hanford's full of holes

    The General Accounting Office reports that the Dept. of Energy has not found out enough about the soil between the water table and the Hanford Nuclear Reservation's leaking tanks to make environmentally sound cleanup decisions.

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    No nuclear jeopardy in Wyoming

    The Wyoming Outdoor Council's new report, "Nuclear Jeopardy," says a proposed private nuclear waste dump in central Wyoming is a bad idea.

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