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  • Bush's second-term shake-ups

    Some of the less-publicized political appointments of George W. Bush’s second term will have huge effects on the West. Meet the people who will direct the EPA and the departments of Energy, Agriculture and the Interior.

  • Nevada BLM cleans out cleanup project manager

    Earle Dixon says the Bureau of Land Management fired him because he tried to enforce environmental and public safety laws in the course of the Yerington Mine cleanup in Nevada

  • EPA pulls back on fish-killing rule change

    The Environmental Protection Agency withdraws a proposed rule change that would have allowed fatal amounts of selenium in fish.

  • As the town hollows out, one Aspen neighborhood thrives

    The Smuggler Mobile Home Park in Aspen, Colo., is a vibrant neighborhood that has survived Superfund status and soaring real estate

  • Will a mining-reform victory hold water in Nevada?

    The "perpetual treatment" trust fund requirement faces its first challenge in Nevada, where the mining industry and the EPA disagree over how much money will be needed to treat long-lasting pollution at the Phoenix mine

  • Follow-up

    EPA plans to streamline pesticide registration; Los Angeles puts the brakes on superstores; El Paso Corp. pushes to drill New Mexico’s Valle Vidal; and black-tailed prairie dog no longer a candidate for endangered species list

  • Salmon get a break from pesticides

    U.S. District Judge John Coughenour bans the use of 38 pesticides near streams that host endangered runs of salmon and steelhead in Washington, Oregon and California

  • Follow-up

    President Bush’s budget will cut money for EPA and NOAA, give money for logging; Bush’s budget counts on drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and pushes coalbed methane; Modern Pit Facility decision delayed by nuclear agency; and Department of Hea

  • Follow-up

    Logging to be allowed on California’s Giant Sequoia National Monument; rules relaxed on checking contents of containers shipped to WIPP; environmental and public health groups sue EPA for approving pesticides that harm wildlife; and Alaska’s National Petr

  • Follow-up

    Bush administration backs off on removing "isolated wetlands" from Clean Water Act protection; EPA’s Bruce Buckheit and J.P. Suarez leave for different reasons; Wal-Mart cracks down on protest; New Mexico vs. Los Alamos National Laboratory

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