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  • (Un)clearing the air

    George Bush’s BLM will leave a legacy of air pollution in oil and gas producing states, especially Utah.

  • Western wish list for Obama

    Eleven key Westerners speak with HCN about their hopes and worries for an Obama administration.

  • The sick and tired West

    The EPA under George Bush has put the health of Westerners at risk in order to make life easier for big industry.

  • Braving the political winds

    Region 8 EPA official Robbie Roberts retired in June, leaving a legacy of strong critiques of runaway energy development.

  • Two weeks in the West

    A good time to buy a McMansion – cheap; lawmakers wrangle over development; “eco-terrorism” in suburbia; EPA head honcho in trouble; cleaning up dirty Western air – and a few dirty Western politicians.

  • Two weeks in the West

    EPA stymies California’s attempt to cut tailpipe emissions; the West is growing but not sure where its next meal or drink of water will come from; increasing amounts of ammonium – and guns – in the parks; avalanche fatalities are up.

  • Coal’s other mess

    Even as the air over power plants clears, the coal combustion waste on the ground gets worse – and the EPA seems disinclined to deal with the problem.

  • An EPA staffer fights to the end

    Laura Paskus pays homage to former EPA employee Brad Crowder, now dying of cancer, who risked his career to be a whistleblower.

  • Two weeks in the West

    On the messy bureaucratic soap opera As Interior Turns, the cast keeps changing, and getting indicted; Good Samaritans need to able to clean up old mines without getting burned; foreign countries drive Western mining boom; and data about mining

  • The clock is ticking

    Robert Redford and Auden Schendler find it ironic that, under its current leadership, the Environmental Protection Agency could never qualify for one of the Climate Protection Awards it gives out.

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