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High Country News April 19, 1993

Clinton flinches under western pressure

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Oil leases head for Court

Proposed oil and gas leasing on National Forest lands comes under fire.

Oil firms commandeer badlands

Duncan Energy Inc. builds an illegal road through national grasslands while the Forest Service and the U.S. Attorney's office bicker.

Chevron takes aim at Uintas

Chevron's widened search for oil into the Uinta mountains threatens the entire range.

Fouled water leads to court

Durango, Colo., residents charge that gas production pollutes their wells.

Clinton flinches under Western pressure

Environmentalists' euphoria over President Bill Clinton's Western policies came to an abrupt end in late March, when the White House pulled public land reforms from its new budget.

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'Volunteers' poisoned

The Pentagon confirms chemical weapons testing on U.S. soldiers during WWII.

Headway at Headwaters

The West Coast Ancient Forest Activists conference promotes discussion between enviro's and loggers in Oregon.

Legislature's anti-green crusade is sidetracked

The state Senate softens House anti-green legislation in Idaho.

They're thinking West

Tourism inquiries are up in Wyoming and Montana.

What rough beast ...

The Lawrence Livermore Lab develops a new process that produces oil shale more cheaply.

Clinton flinches under Western pressure

Higher grazing, logging and mining fees are dropped from the budget.

Predator control halted

A BLM decision limits predator killing on BLM lands to "emergency control.'

An unconventional appointment

Clinton nominates Daniel Beard as the commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation.

Owls may protect Southwest forests

The Mexican Spotted Owl is listed as threatened.

Why Arizonans voted for leg-hold traps

A leg-hold trap ban dies in Arizona's rancher-friendly legislature.

Defenders magazine fires fiery writer

Michael Frome is axed from the Defenders of Wildlife publication.

In NM: Mining reform wins; takings bill loses

A bill passed by the state legislature promises mining reform in New Mexico.

Too exotic for Wyoming

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department prohibits the introduction of exotic species at a game ranch.

Trawler catches a leviathan

An Oregon fishing boat hooks a submarine.

Missile plan shoots for the West

The military wants to launch missiles from Utah into New Mexico.

Book Reviews

Dollars trail to Colorado

A Conference on western Colorado trails will take place in Grand Junction.

Dump Decision in Colorado

Uravan, Colo, is proposed to house a dumpsite for naturally occurring radioactive waste.

Exploring the Great Basin

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.

Green at work

Island Press publishes "Green at Work: Finding a Business Career that Works for the Environment'.

Historic powwow

Several Ute tribes will gather for the United Ute Powwow Celebration.

How to manage the resource

Utah State University will host conference on: Conflicts in Natural Resource Management: Integrating Social and Ecological Concerns.

Looking out for petroglyphs

The Park Service offers a series of monument management conferences at Petroglyph National Monument.

Wagons West

A re-enactment of the Oregon Trail migration of 1843 is planned.

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Road halted near historic ranch

The Elkhorn Ranch Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park is saved from a major road project to serve oil and gas development

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