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  • The environmental lawsuit sue-and-settle spin cycle

    The environmental lawsuit sue-and-settle spin cycle

    Are settlements between environmentalists and the federal agencies they sue sweetheart deals?

  • Oregon ignores logging road runoff, to the peril of native fish

    Oregon ignores logging road runoff, to the peril of native fish

    Oregon has long refused to regulate sediment runoff from logging roads as pollution under the Clean Water Act. Now, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide what the state should do.

  • Water-quality standards unfairly burden rural communities

    Water-quality standards unfairly burden rural communities

    The plight of a small water and sewer association in rural Mora, N.M -- caught in a tangle of federal and state clean water rules it can’t afford to meet -- echoes experienced by other rural communities around the West.

  • A citizen activist forces New Mexico's dairies to clean up their act

    A citizen activist forces New Mexico's dairies to clean up their act

    When a giant dairy proposed building near Jerry Nivens' beloved New Mexico home, the chain-smoking Texas hermit became an activist who organized other locals to fight the industry.

  • A river again?

    A river again?

    The EPA extends Clean Water Act protection to L.A.'s urban watershed.

  • Non-navigable River Blues

    Non-navigable River Blues

    An obscure legal ruling muddied U.S. water-protection standards, leaving Western intermittent streams and rivers unprotected.

  • Midnight cowboying

    Midnight cowboying

    As Bush prepares to leave office, his "midnight regulations" are mostly gifts to big business.

  • Leaky border

    Efforts to stop wastewater pollution from Tijuana have bogged down in a nasty mess.

  • Relicensing dams hangs on warm water, endangered fish

    Idaho Power Company needs permits from Idaho, Oregon and the federal government

  • Excremental gains?

    Kern County, Calif., is trying to prevent Los Angeles sludge from entering the county, where it is used to fertilize farmland, and the resulting stink is raising all kinds of questions about how we handle human waste

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