High Country News December 22, 2008
This special issue takes a close look at the Bush administration's environmental policies and considers what can be done to repair the damage.
The economic downturn is keeping travelers at home, but fortunately HCN’s readers are staying in touch.
The unlikely path to becoming an environmental writer, memoirist and poet.
Thanks to the incompetence of the Bush administration and the tenacity of environmental lawyers, the Roadless Rule has survived for 8 years.
On several environmental issues, the Bush administration failed to push through its agenda.
In the last eight years under Bush, morale – and efficiency – at the Forest Service has plummeted.
The EPA under George Bush has put the health of Westerners at risk in order to make life easier for big industry.
Eleven key Westerners speak with HCN about their hopes and worries for an Obama administration.
During the last eight years, Bush’s Interior Department has been embroiled in enough corruption, sex and scandal to fuel several soap operas.
George Bush’s BLM will leave a legacy of air pollution in oil and gas producing states, especially Utah.
In his new short story collection, Refresh, Refresh, Benjamin Percy explores the lives of people in rural Oregon during the Iraq War.
In Arthur Carhart: Wilderness Prophet, Tom Wolf tells the story of a prophetic Forest Service employee and early environmentalist.
How to fix the West by consolidating land agencies and charging people to build in Stupid Zones.
Hal Herring relates the ugly story of how the Bush administration used its influence to try to kill a story about the impacts of energy development.
A decision to buy a new car spurs thoughts of a beat-up, rusty old Datsun station wagon.
Two Weeks in the West
As Bush prepares to leave office, his "midnight regulations" are mostly gifts to big business.