Magazine
In Search of Solidarity

May 24, 2004

Some activists hope that the current hard times facing both workers and the environment will resurrect the strong alliances that once existed between greens and labor unions. Also in this issue: NOAA Fisheries is drafting new regulations that will allow hatchery-raised fish to be counted along with wild salmon and steelhead, a move that property-rights lawyers hope will take the species off the endangered list.

Feature

In Search of Solidarity
Some activists hope that the current hard times facing both workers and the environment will resurrect the strong alliances that once existed between greens and labor unions

Editor's Note

Laboring for the environment
The challenge of restoring one overgrazed, weed-choked pasture is a good example of the kind of work that needs to be done in the West, to the benefit of both workers and the environment

Uncommon Westerners

A champion of 'cooperative conservation': Interior Secretary Gale Norton
Interior Secretary Gale Norton talks to High Country News about her "Four C’s" credo: "Communication, consultation and cooperation, all in the service of conservation"

Essays

At Yucca Mountain, deadlines take precedence over science
The Bush administration is ignoring the warnings of the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board created by Congress, and is racing ahead with its plans to store nuclear waste at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain
Throwing out the dishwater
In order to remain aware of the amount of water she uses in her dry climate, the author collects her dishwater daily, and pours it on her compost pile

Dear Friends

Dear Friends
Summer interns Zach Smith and Dan Wilcock; visitors; and farewell forever to Penny the dog

News

Property-rights lawyers score one against wild salmon
NOAA Fisheries is drafting new regulations that will allow hatchery-raised fish to be counted along with wild salmon and steelhead, a move that property-rights lawyers hope will take the species off the endangered list
Follow-up
Immigrants rush to cross U.S.-Mexico border for work visas; housing development threatens antelope migration corridor near Pinedale, Wyo.; Jim Hansen and Olene Walker lose Utah gubernatorial primary; and outdoor equipment manufacturers ask Forest Service
Wolf foes get medieval
A series of animal poisonings in Wyoming and Idaho raises questions about whether the states are ready to take on management of wolves
New Mexico may change wolf policy
The New Mexico Game Commission has asked the state Game and Fish department to re-evaluate its management of endangered Mexican wolves
Cougar hunt creates uproar
Following a flurry of sightings and a much-publicized, ill-starred hunt for mountain lions in Sabino Canyon near Tucson, Arizonans push for changes in how the state manages its big cats
Toxic chemical creeping toward Colorado River
Chromium 6 is moving from the California desert toward the Colorado River, and officials fear it might contaminate the drinking water supply of 20 million people
Calendar
The Complete Gale Norton Interview
The complete HCN interview with Interior Secretary Gale Norton

Book Reviews

The grizzly's in the house — or at least, the yard
Doug Chadwick’s new book, True Grizz: Glimpses of Fernie, Stahr, Easy, Dakota and Other Real Bears in the Modern World, clears away rip-snorting tales to introduce people to actual grizzlies
Souvenir or sacred artifact?
The American Indian Ritual Object Repatriation Foundation seeks to return Indian sacred objects to the people who created them

Heard Around the West

Heard around the West
Fargo gets trendy; confrontation at the Chuck-A-Rama; Colorado tsunami; right places, wrong photos; Reagan U. bites the dust; endangered dinosaurs; Monterey County, Calif., is "birdiest" in the country

Letters

Related Stories

Houston Principles of the Alliance for Sustainable Jobs and the Environment
The Alliance for Sustainable Jobs and the Environment states its founding principles