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High Country News January 11, 2010

Breakdown

Feature

Breakdown

California's Westlands irrigation district wants to blame the tiny and endangered Delta smelt for its water troubles, but the real culprit is simply long-term drought.

Current

Mountains of mercury

The EPA has failed to regulate the mercury discharged from cement plants like the one in Durkee, Ore.

Uncommon Westerners

Legal pyro

How Tahoe National Forest fire chief Jeanne Pincha-Tulley rose to the top rank of Forest Service disaster management.

Essays

Ending hunger

A New Mexico woman fights hunger by sending healthy snacks home with schoolchildren every Friday.

Dear Friends

Native power in Tucson

HCN sponsors a conference on energy development and environmental activism on the Hopi and Navajo reservations; visitors; planning; corrections.

Book Reviews

The genesis of the West

Douglas Brinkley's magisterial The Wilderness Warrior describes how Teddy Roosevelt created the American West we love today.

Two Weeks in the West

The EPA rides again

Under Lisa Jackson, the Environmental Protection Agency swings into action, much to the dismay of ranchers and industry.

Evidence

Urban oilscape

Photos at the Center for Land Use Interpretation document Los Angeles's urban oil fields.

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