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  • A near-miss for California’s clean-air rules

    California’s newest clean-air law, designed to deal with pollution from small engines, narrowly survives an attempt to shoot it down in the U.S. Congress

  • Follow-up

    EPA boss Mike Leavitt approves Bush’s Clear Skies Initiative; Bush signs Healthy Forests Restoration Act; Forest Service lays off workers to privatize jobs; and former government officials form Environment 2004 to criticize Bush’s environmental policies

  • Follow-up

    New Mexico joins states suing the Environmental Protection Agency for weakening the Clean Air Act; new cleanup schedule for Hanford Nuclear Reservation; court says wastewater from coalbed methane drilling is industrial waste; and Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt be

  • Mining companies slapped with half the bill for Superfund mess

    In Idaho, a judge rules that Hecla and Asarco are responsible for pollution in the Silver Valley, but that the two companies created only half the mine tailings and therefore need pay for only half the estimated damage costs

  • West Coast states tackle global warming

    Outgoing California Gov. Gray Davis is working with Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski and Washington Gov. Gary Locke on a regionwide plan for slowing greenhouse gas emissions

  • Gas industry gets cracking

    Environmentalists and landowners are worried about the use of hydraulic fracturing to extract coalbed methane, but the industry – and the EPA – are carefully protecting the process and its secrets

  • Follow-up

    Superfund runs out of money; Sen. Pete Dominici reneges on promise to not drill in ANWR; Kwicksutaineuk Tribe in British Columbia sues corporate fish farms; whistleblower Kevin Gambrell fired from Farmington, N.M., Indian Minerals Office; company wants to

  • Who’s at the helm?

    While Congress debates whether Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt should take over the Environmental Protection Agency, the agency itself plows ahead in an anti-environmental direction

  • The EPA needs an urban pit bull

    Putting Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency is like using a goldfish to guard a junkyard

  • Mr. Middle Ground gets called to Washington

    Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt, R, is President Bush’s pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency, and some environmentalists fear he will prove little more than a yes-man

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