High Country News September 21, 1992
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Today, across the West, scientists, rockhounds and those who collect for profit are battling over the bones of the 100-million-year-old wildlife of the Mesozoic.
The U.S. Department of Energy continues to dangle the carrot of nuclear waste storage, along with money to study the idea, before the hungry eyes of Indian tribes and rural counties in the West.
The presence of the 24,000-acre Pueblo of Sandia prevents the city of Albuquerque from sprawling into the nearby foothills to the south. Nevertheless, the environmental community in northern new Mexico is fighting the tribe's attempt to reclaim its land from the U.S. Forest Service.