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  • Two weeks in the West

    Wind and solar energy projects ramp up across the West; Conservation Reserve Program ramps down; the West’s volcanic history; potatoes are good for you.

  • Boom! Boom!

    An energy boom of unprecedented proportions is transforming western Colorado towns like Rifle, which just recently recovered from the last big energy boom – and a catastrophic bust.

  • Guarding Galisteo

    Pushing the limits of local control over energy companies

  • A bad idea hits the gas pumps

    Dustin Heron Urban has declared war on the little black stickers at gas stations that announce the availability of ethanol.

  • Wyoming hits a green roadblock

    Bill Sniffin says the state called the “Saudi Arabia of coal” may find its product less desirable in the face of global warming.

  • An octopus wants to eat the West

    Pepper Trail says a proposed energy corridor for the region will chew up huge amounts of public and private land: Comments are due by Feb. 14.

  • A political speech the West needs to hear

    High Country News imagines – and delivers – the kind of speech about our energy future that the West needs to hear from its next president.

  • You can’t stop nature

    Pepper Trail warns us that we continue to tinker with nature at our peril.

  • When it comes to subsidies, coal wins

    Russ Doty compares the government subsidies given to wind power with those given to coal, and finds that coal is the true welfare king.

  • Two weeks in the West

    Coal-fired power plants don’t get no respect; nuclear is nudging its way in; resort real estate is hot as plutonium

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