June 10, 2002
With 15 runs of salmon federally listed as threatened or endangered, a conservation group, Long Live the Kings, hopes hatchery reform can help save wild stocks of fish.
The Bush administration wants to permanently install user fees for recreation on public lands, but opponents are speaking out.
Boise, Idaho, open space; BLM to auction cattle near Elko, Nev.; DOJ intervenes in W.R. Grace's asbestos disaster bankruptcy in Libby, MT; ATV trail in Utah to be named after Rep. Jim Hansen.
Controlling the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in deer and elk has developed into a major problem for Department of Wildlife officials in Colorado, with critics appalled at the agency's slaughter of the animals.
The Duwamish Tribe, seeking federal recognition, has been rebuked by the Bush administration, due to a technical glitch in paper work by the outgoing Bureau of Indian Affairs director.
Deputy Interior Secretary J. Steven Griles is accused by environmentalists of conflict of interest in his encouragement of coalbed-methane drilling in the Powder River Basin.
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- Wade Nelson on Gold King Mine water was headed for the Animas, anyway
- Frank matyus on Gold King Mine water was headed for the Animas, anyway
- William Bryan on Scientists strengthen link between climate change and drought
- Carl Reese on Five Western waterways worse than the orange Animas