Climate Change and the West
An unusual collaboration between two working-class, largely minority communities means that waste originally meant to be shipped from Richmond, Calif., to a landfill in Mobile, Ariz., will be sent to a less controversial site in Utah.
Strange winter weather brings extremes to the West, from 70-degree days in Colorado to floods in Nevada and snows and ice in the Northwest.
Residents of Elmore County, Idaho, are upset by plans to put the state's largest landfill in their backyard.
Washington's Centralia Coal Plant want $80 million in tax breaks to stop polluting the air over Mount Rainier.
The Environmental Defense Fund pamphlet, "Anti-Recycling Myths," responds to a New York Times article denouncing recycling.
Charts for each state in the West depict top five chemicals released in air, water and land, and top 10 facilities.
A loophole in the Toxics Release Inventory keeps mining pollution, except for that caused by smelters, off its lists.
Top 20 companies are ranked according to how many pounds of pollution they release into the air, water and land.
The EPA's Toxic Releases Inventory report documents the annual industrial pollution of land, air and water in the U.S., with six of the top 10 polluters located in the West.
The Grand Canyon Visibility Transport Commission issues an ambitious proposed air-quality cleanup blueprint for the Colorado Plateau.
The polluting, coal-fired Hayden Power Plant in northeastern Colorado agrees to reform, to activists' delight.
Although much of the West had an unusually wet winter, fires are already starting to rage across the dry Southwestern states.
Eastern Washington grass farms are upset by an announced phaseout of the practice of late-summer field burning, after clean air activists complain.