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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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    All is not quiet on the Rocky Mountain Front

    Following Forest Supervisor Gloria Flora's banning of new oil and gas leases on Montana's Rocky Mountain Front, Sen. Max Baucus has a bill to ban oil and gas exploration on surrounding forests as well.

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    A few fish may move a mountain of tailings

    The radioactive uranium tailings on the banks of the Colorado River near Moab, Utah, may be moved to protect the endangered squawfish from contaminants in the river.

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    The secret's out

    A grand jury's "secret" report on Colorado's Rocky Flats bomb factory reveals a reckless decade at the nuclear weapons plant before it was closed in 1989.

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    Tribes protest Ward Valley dump site

    Members of five Native American tribes are protesting the government's plan to store nuclear waste in Ward Valley, Calif.

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    Learning sustainable technology

    The nonprofit Solar Energy International offers courses in water, wind and solar power.

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    Feds ready to get WIPPed

    The controversial Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, N.M., is scheduled to open to store nuclear waste this spring.

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    Waste to snake through West

    The Department of Energy plans to ship five loads of nuclear waste from Concord, Calif., to the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory.

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