Climate Change and the West

Federal land managers put up no-dumping signs
Bureau of Land Management changes open-arms policy for landfills.
State-by-state trash
Western states facing similar landfill crises.
Washington county splits in half over proposed dump
Water is main issue in fight over Hooper, Washington, megadump.
Pay as you waste, says EPA: It's a new world for rural trash
New landfill regulations force counties to be more creative with their trash.
Recycling cans changes an industry
Recycling aluminum cans saves electricity and makes aluminum plants more marginal.
Texan fights out-of-state wastes
Save Sierra Blanca fights waste disposal from other states in Texas.
The bottom line on pollution
Protesters moon a coal-fired narrow-gauge train to protest pollution.
'Empty' county can't find room for trash
Wayne County, Utah, can't find a place for its garbage due to tougher federal regulations.
Waste goes west
A Massachusetts sewage treatment plant pays a Utah landfill to reserve space for its sludge.
State of Idaho wants to lead the cleanup drive at Triumph
State struggles to find money to pay for the tailings cleanup at Triumph, Idaho.
Triumph: A great place to grow kids and fish
Profile of Triumph, an Idaho town that could be declared a Superfund site by the EPA.
Rural Colorado county says it is being dumped on
An advocacy group charges that a Waste Management landfill is contaminating their water supply.
Triumph, Idaho, to EPA: Get Out
Locals balk at EPA's plan to declare Triumph, Idaho, a Superfund site due to mining waste.
Testing for toxics
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare report on arsenic and lead levels in blood samples of Triumph residents suggests no need for concern.
The blurring of the West
Governors of eight Western states begin work on a strategy to protect the region's world-class air before it's too late.
Floods fade, fires feared
Current floods don't signal an end to the West's drought.
How L-P soiled the air and itself
Louisiana-Pacific is fined $11.1 million for violating the Clean Air Act.
The Northwest turns wet again
The Northwest emerges from a severe drought.
Disastrous deluge
A flood sweeps mine tailings into Arizona's Gila River.
Don't breathe the carpet
A lab's tests show that carpet samples are hazardous to mice.