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Grazing in the West July 23, 1984

Grazing in the West

A special issue with six pages on the Taylor Grazing Act, cattle and elk in National Parks and grazing guru Allan Savory.

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Can Edward Abbey learn to love Glen Canyon Dam? July 09, 1984

Can Edward Abbey learn to love Glen Canyon Dam?

Tom Gambler, a career Bureau of Reclamation man, wants to show writer Edward Abbey through Glen Canyon Dam.

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Geology of the West June 25, 1984

Geology of the West

A special issue on Idaho's Great Rift, clashing crustal plates, the Henry Mountains and more.

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The Big Dam Era on the Colorado River enters a new stage June 11, 1984

The Big Dam Era on the Colorado River enters a new stage

A potential legal and physical reworking of the Colorado River could reshape it as much as did the 1956 Colorado River Storage Project Act, which authorized Glen Canyon Dam and others.

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Utah Governor declares war on a Canyonlands nuclear dump May 28, 1984

Utah Governor declares war on a Canyonlands nuclear dump

Utah Governor Scott Matheson flatly opposes the Department of Energy's proposal to bury high-level nuclear wastes just outside Canyonlands National Park.

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A stripmine clashes with an ancient Anasazi ruin May 14, 1984

A stripmine clashes with an ancient Anasazi ruin

The Chimney Rock Coal Company wants to mine a Forest Service site in southwestern Colorado that's home to well-preserved Anasazi ruins.

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Can the West swim upstream to jobs and happiness? April 30, 1984

Can the West swim upstream to jobs and happiness?

The West has been obsessed by something it calls "economic development" since the great resource bust of 1981-1982 turned attention from mining, drilling and cutting to tourism, manufacturing, and agriculture.

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The Park Service mission hangs in the balance April 16, 1984

The Park Service mission hangs in the balance

An issue exploring the role of nature in National Park management, plus a new Department of Interior program to make park management more efficient.

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Oil shale comes on hard times April 02, 1984

Oil shale comes on hard times

A special issue exploring how and why the latest efforts to cook liquid oil out of oil shale are rapidly failing.

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Foes launch first-strike attack on MX March 19, 1984

Foes launch first-strike attack on MX

The MX missile deployment in Nebraska and Wyoming is meeting stepped up opposition, with Colorado pressing to be included in an assessment of regional impacts.

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Linowes Commission raps coal leasing March 05, 1984

Linowes Commission raps coal leasing

The Linowes Commission has found James Watt's Department of Interior guilty of man-handling coal leasing.

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How Hugh Kaufman moves the ball February 20, 1984

How Hugh Kaufman moves the ball

EPA Superfund whistleblower Hugh Kaufman travels the country telling one horror story after another about the Carter and Reagan administrations.

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Wyoming: a small town with long streets February 06, 1984

Wyoming: a small town with long streets

A special issue on Wyoming's politics, its economics, and the way it welcomed home James Watt. Plus, a centerspread on Wyoming's marooned antelope.

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The future of the West January 23, 1984

The future of the West

A special issue on the drowning of Salt Lake City, Colorado Gov. Lamm's year 2005 vision, and the Rockies' role in a boomless future.

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Residents fight to control a toxic dump December 26, 1983

Residents fight to control a toxic dump

Grassroots groups, not government regulators, are reacting to problems at the Envirosafe toxic waste landfill in Idaho, a facility once considered the safest in the West.

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1984 may be a Wilderness Year December 12, 1983

1984 may be a Wilderness Year

1984 is ripe for a flood of state wilderness bills to pass Congress, meaning that President Ronald Reagan could end up signing more wilderness legislation into law than any other chief executive.

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Major quake reshapes Idaho November 28, 1983

Major quake reshapes Idaho

The biggest earthquake in the United States in 24 years rippled through Idaho on October 28, blasting trees from the ground and causing widespread damage.

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New coalition fights pipeline November 14, 1983

New coalition fights pipeline

In Montana, a construction workers' union has joined the state's leading environmental group in a lawsuit against a power company and state agencies that granted permits for a 200-mile-long natural gas pipeline.

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What Watt wrought October 31, 1983

What Watt wrought

Even in defeat, Secretary of Interior James Watt has achieved a certain triumph. He has denied the fruits of victory to those who finally beat him.

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A lawsuit drills oil and gas leases October 14, 1983

A lawsuit drills oil and gas leases

The battle over oil and gas drilling in the Palisades area straddling the Idaho-Wyoming border illustrates the chaotic way in which natural resource development and wilderness preservation decisions are made.

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Floods reveal water policy chaos October 03, 1983

Floods reveal water policy chaos

Was this year's high water a "controlled flood" as the Bureau of Reclamation contends? Or was it, as residents along the Lower Colorado maintain, a "manmade disaster"?

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Acid rain: a corrosive issue across the nation September 19, 1983

Acid rain: a corrosive issue across the nation

Despite a few rearguard skirmishes over the "scientific" question, the real issue has become: how much reduction in acidic emissions will there be, and how will those reduction be achieved?

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Dollars no longer flow uphill September 05, 1983

Dollars no longer flow uphill

Everyone from dam builders to dam blockers agrees that no new, large and federally funded dams are likely to be built.

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Missiles, men and Armageddon August 05, 1983

Missiles, men and Armageddon

The Rockies and Great Plains are home to virtually all of the United States' land-based nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).

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San Juan Basin faces massive coal sale July 22, 1983

San Juan Basin faces massive coal sale

The proposed San Juan Basin coal sale in northwest New Mexico is one of four massive competitive lease sales planned by the Interior Department.

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