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Fending off nature's bill collector with planning

December 28, 1979

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt understood stewardship -- understood the significance of an America overgrazed, overfarmed and carelessly logged.

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Fending off nature's bill collector with planning
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt understood stewardship -- understood the significance of an America overgrazed, overfarmed and carelessly logged.

News

Explosive issue: plan to 'bomb' Bob Marshall
A plan to detonate explosives in Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness in a search for oil and gas deposits has sparked anger among environmentalists and words of caution from federal officials.
Utah water conflict unites environmentalists, ranchers
Ranchers and environmentalists in Utah's Kane Country -- where residents a few years ago hanged an effigy of Robert Redford as a statement against his environmentalism -- are now protesting the Interior Department to stop a coal strip mine.

Perspective

Hail and farewell! 1979
A Holiday season ode to the West's environmental issues of 1979: "It's time for reviewing the year first to last: // A remembrance of two dozen deadlines past. // Water and wilderness, endangered species, // Oil, Alaska, railroads and coal leases;"