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  • Rare-earth reality check

    Rare-earth reality check

    Suddenly, everyone is eyeing the West's rare-earth deposits, but mining and processing the metals will not be easy.

  • You gotta dream big when you dream about oil shale

    You gotta dream big when you dream about oil shale

    Why not mine oil shale here in the West, but send it off to be processed somewhere else?

  • Red Mountain miracle

    In southern Colorado, conservation groups find a way to save 9,000 high-altitude acres from second-home development.

  • A gold mine in the Colorado wilderness?

    The owners of a 1938 mining claim in the Uncompaghre wilderness plan to start digging for gold.

  • Can Congress drag the 1872 Mining Law into the 21st century?

    A new bill would end 130 years of public land giveaways and reform one of the West's most antiquated -- and harmful -- laws.

  • Reborn

    With global warming an increasing threat, some are urging a return to nuclear energy, but the industry’s own checkered past reminds us that a nuclear renaissance will be neither easy nor cheap

  • Deciphering humanity's hardware

    Infrastructure: A Field Guide to the Industrial Landscape by Brian Hayes is a wonderfully conversational explanation of everything one sees along the highway that isn’t natural

  • Recovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming and Claiming

    Recovering the Sacred, by environmental and Indian rights activist Winona LaDuke, examines the struggle of American Indians to reclaim their sacred sites and beliefs

  • Industry embeds its own in the BLM

    Energy and mining companies are paying the salaries of workers at Bureau of Land Management offices around the West

  • Public lands lifeline

    Mining claims, hardrock mining, public lands, Environmental Working Group, Western Mining Action Project, Roger Flynn, National Mining Association, Luke Popovich

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