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  • Spilling salt into rivers

    The Southern Ute Tribe is upset with Colorado state officials for issuing a permit to allow two coalbed-methane wells to spill polluted water into the Florida River, upstream from the tribe.

  • Lake stops sprawl in its tracks ... for now

    Environmentalists and SLC Mayor Rocky Anderson denounce the Legacy Highway, a disputed 14-mile road that would connect Salt Lake City to Farmington, arguing that it would destroy wetlands, encourage sprawl, and degrade the Front's already murky air.

  • EPA wants to supersize Idaho Superfund site

    State and federal officials fight over how to clean up Idaho's Silver Valley, where mining pollution has spread past the Bunker Hill Superfund Site into Lake Coeur d'Alene and a huge swath of northern Idaho.

  • Missing: One truckload of fuel

    More than 7,000 gallons of diesel fuel accidentally dumped in a water-quality monitoring well at Copper Mountain ski resort, Colo., have yet to be found.

  • High court weeds out pesticides

    Under the Clean Water Act, aquatic pesticides can no longer be used in public waterways without a federal permit.

  • EPA reins in ranchers

    In Oregon, the EPA fines 10 ranchers for letting their cows' manure pollute streams and rivers.

  • Something is polluting the water

    The Washington state health department bans shellfish harvesting in Dungeness Bay, where the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe has fished for years, because the water is polluted with fecal coliform bacteria from an unknown source.

  • Who'll clean up a mining mess?

    Recent studies show that contamination from Idaho's Bunker Hill Superfund Site has spread throughout the entire Coeur d'Alene River Basin, and some say the Superfund cleanup effort now winding down has not helped at all.

  • A leaky mine must get in line

    Idaho's Grouse Creek Mine was once hailed as environmentally friendly, but now the mine is closed, and environmentalists fear the company's plans for draining a leaking tailings pond may harm fish in the Salmon River.

  • A barbed tragedy is lodged in Libby

    The writer describes her thoughts as she witnessed the closing arguments of an asbestosis case in Libby, Montana.

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