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    A job for a feminist

    Tara O'Toole is confirmed as assistant secretary for environment, health and safety after being blackballed by Sen. Malcolm Wallop as a radical.

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    Oregon legislative session is a wash

    Several land-use bills cause division and compromise among wise-use and environmental groups in Oregon's state legislature.

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    Moving up at the BLM

    Jim Baca appoints an African American woman, Denise Meridith, as his second-in-command at the BLM.

  • Essays

    Babbit is no Stegner or Abbey

    An essay on whether or not Babbitt is helping the environment at the Interior Department.

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    The toner connection

    Arizona Senator DeConcini is accused of doing favors for a recycled toner business.

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    More questions for Packwood

    The Oregon Bar Association considers sanctions over harrassment charges against Packwood.

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    Supervisors ask: Was it coincidence or treachery?

    Two Montana National Forest supervisors quit to protest reassignment.

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    More Clinton appointees are confirmed

    Clinton appoints officials to the BLM, Bureau of Reclamation, NPS, US Fish and Wildlife and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

  • Related Stories

    Can Hazel O'Leary reinvent the Energy Department

    Department head Hazel O'Leary takes steps to revitalize the Department Of Energy.

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    Texas congressman stirs up New Mexico

    Texas congressman Mike Andrews proposes a national park linking the Guadalupe Mountains and Carlsbad Caverns national parks.

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    Jim Richards looked under all the rocks

    A profile praises the work of former Interior Department watchdog Jim Richards.

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    Indians lose an ally

    Native Americans say they'll miss South Dakota Governor George Mickelson.

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    Montana is made safe for polluters

    The Montana Legislature weakened environmental controls with a flurry of bills this year.

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    Three more at Interior

    Clinton nominates Brooks B. Yeager, Thomas B. Williams and Kevin J. Sweeney to the Interior Department.

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    In NM: Mining reform wins; takings bill loses

    A bill passed by the state legislature promises mining reform in New Mexico.

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