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  • The Perpetual Growth Machine

    Phoenix, Ariz., is determined to disprove the idea that the West will someday run out of water and that every boom has to come to an end

  • City makes desperate bid for watershed

    Grand Junction and Palisade, Colo., try unsuccessfully to bid on oil and gas leases to protect their water supply from contamination by drilling

  • U.S. Department of Energy elbows in on Clean Water Act

    The federal Energy Department and the state of Wyoming have challenged Montana’s plan to establish pollution controls for coalbed methane wells

  • Fishermen blamed for salmon troubles

    James Connaughton of the Bush administration’s Council on Environmental Quality says that fishing must be curtailed to save endangered salmon, but salmon advocates say dams are still the real threat to the fish

  • The end of an era on the Colorado Plateau

    The closing down of the Mohave Generating Station and the Black Mesa Mine are both a victory for environmentalists and Indian water activists, and an economic catastrophe for the Hopi and Navajo nations

  • Cruising down a river

    The writer relishes untamed and reclusive life on a Western river

  • A bullet for the bearer of bad news

    After Michele DeHart of the Fish Passage Center in Portland, Ore., publicly supported a plan to protect salmon, angry lawmakers led by Sen. Larry Craig yanked the center’s funding

  • Contaminated water can't stop Californiasprawl

    Perchlorate, a toxic chemical used in rocket fuel, has been found in drinking water wells, but that won’t stop the development of West Creek, a planned community northeast of Los Angeles

  • Dam breaching gets a surprise endorsement

    A longtime consultant to the hydropower industry, biologist Don Chapman, shook the Northwest this summer when he declared that four dams on the Lower Snake River should be breached to save the salmon

  • Weighing our water options

    As the rapidly growing city of Las Vegas, Nev., schemes to find more water, it reminds those of us who live outside big cities that we also need to rethink the way we use water

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