High Country News April 19, 1993
Proposed oil and gas leasing on National Forest lands comes under fire.
Duncan Energy Inc. builds an illegal road through national grasslands while the Forest Service and the U.S. Attorney's office bicker.
Chevron's widened search for oil into the Uinta mountains threatens the entire range.
Durango, Colo., residents charge that gas production pollutes their wells.
The Pentagon confirms chemical weapons testing on U.S. soldiers during WWII.
The West Coast Ancient Forest Activists conference promotes discussion between enviro's and loggers in Oregon.
The state Senate softens House anti-green legislation in Idaho.
Tourism inquiries are up in Wyoming and Montana.
The Lawrence Livermore Lab develops a new process that produces oil shale more cheaply.
Higher grazing, logging and mining fees are dropped from the budget.
A BLM decision limits predator killing on BLM lands to "emergency control.'
Clinton nominates Daniel Beard as the commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation.
The Mexican Spotted Owl is listed as threatened.
A leg-hold trap ban dies in Arizona's rancher-friendly legislature.
Michael Frome is axed from the Defenders of Wildlife publication.
A bill passed by the state legislature promises mining reform in New Mexico.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department prohibits the introduction of exotic species at a game ranch.
An Oregon fishing boat hooks a submarine.
The military wants to launch missiles from Utah into New Mexico.
A Conference on western Colorado trails will take place in Grand Junction.
Uravan, Colo, is proposed to house a dumpsite for naturally occurring radioactive waste.
Several books on the Great Basin are reviewed: "Hiking the Great Basin' by John Hart; "The Hiker's Guide to Nevada' by Bruce Grubbs and "Nevada Mountain Ranges' by George Wuerthner.
Island Press publishes "Green at Work: Finding a Business Career that Works for the Environment'.
Several Ute tribes will gather for the United Ute Powwow Celebration.
Utah State University will host conference on: Conflicts in Natural Resource Management: Integrating Social and Ecological Concerns.
The Park Service offers a series of monument management conferences at Petroglyph National Monument.
A re-enactment of the Oregon Trail migration of 1843 is planned.
The Elkhorn Ranch Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park is saved from a major road project to serve oil and gas development