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High Country News March 05, 1982

Pine beetles munch on, policies differ


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Pine beetles munch on, policies differ

Forest managers are responding to the mountain pine beetle epidemic, which is killing trees across the Rocky Mountain region, with an environmentally-based method called "integrated pest management."

Northwest nuclear future is all in the past

When the board of directors of the Washington Public Power Supply System voted unanimously to stop construction of their nuclear power projects 4 and 5, they sent a message to other utilities: There's no such thing as electricity too cheap to meter.


Watt's wilderness proposal sets agenda for energy industry

To an energy industry stretched thin, Interior Secretary James Watt's temporary ban on oil and gas drilling in wilderness areas is something of a favor.

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