April 28, 1997
One year after a train derailment spewed chlorine gas and other dangerous chemicals, residents of Alberton, Mont., say their town is unsafe and their health still impaired.
The New World Mine swap, intended to protect Yellowstone National Park from a gold mine, remains in limbo - partly because almost half of the mineral rights belong to 80-year-old Margaret Reeb, who wants to mine the gold and refuses to negotiate.
Sam Hitt, a founding member of the Southwest Forest Alliance, is ousted from the group amid complaints about his extremism and refusal to compromise.
Idaho's Sawtooth National Forest Supervisor Bill LeVere faces fierce criticism from Rep. Helen Chenoweth and ranchers for his crackdown on overgrazing, but so far refuses to back down.
Flagrant cases of wildlife poaching inspire new legislation throughout the West to crack down on criminal hunters.
The April 1 deadline for Navajos still living on Hopi Partitioned Lands in Arizona passes without the feared evictions, but the Hopis say the remaining Navajos still need to sign a lease or leave.
Two lectures, "Night of the Living Beanfield" and "Reading, Writing and Revolution" set for May 1-4 in Breckenridge, Colo.
Green infiltration of the Christian right is one topic to be discussed at the Wise Use Leadership Conference May 2-4 in Reno/Sparks, Nev.
The 1996/97 edition of the Pacific Northwest Environmental Directory is a good resource for job-hunters, researchers, etc.