Politics

Hunters, it’s long past time we stood up for gun control
Hunters, it’s long past time we stood up for gun control
Hunting isn’t under attack, but our freedom from violence is.
In line at the Great Wall
In line at the Great Wall
A short story imagines a future where anti-immigrant sentiment is enshrined in a border wall.
How much do salmon still shape the Northwest?
How much do salmon still shape the Northwest?
A new book seeks answers about the future of the iconic fish.
The West, according to The New York Times
Bruce Babbitt, secretary of the Interior Department, represents the face of the emerging West.
A new guard in Utah
Grand County, Utah, gets a new council, after the old council is removed amidst charges of corruption.
The drill starts to change at Interior
Jim Baca and George Frampton are appointed as heads of the BLM and the Interior Department's fish and wildlife programs, respectively.
Can a collegial approach at the top transform DOE?
Newly appointed DOE head, Hazel O'Leary, charts a new course for the Department of Energy.
Utah county sweeps away old guard
Grand County will elect a seven-member commission to replace the old county council.
Babbitt wins Interior, by a hair
Babbitt wins as Secretary of the Interior by a narrow margin.
Senior BLMer recalls how James Watt did things
Senior BLM director, Bob Moore, gives his opinion on appointees and career people.
Big changes are coming to Interior, Udall says
The former Secretary of the Interior, Stewart Udall, speculates on Babbitt's effect on the agency.
Babbitt in his words
Babbitt speaks out on multiple use policy, the BLM and western water policy.
Interference in environmental programs by political appointees
Excerpts from the House subcommittee staff report reveal details of of Lorraine Mintzmyer's transfer and changes to Yellowstone's "Vision" document.
Can Bruce Babbitt make Interior hum?
Bruce Babbitt will manage a fragmented and dysfunctional Department of the Interior.
The new Secretary of the Interior - Bruce Babbitt
Introduction to : Babbitt in his own words
Babbitt's domain: 1.9 billion acres
Several Interior Department agencies are profiled, including the Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, the BLM, the Bureau of Reclamation and many others.
Mules dance a backwoods ballet
Cal Samsel, based in Huson, Mont., runs a nine-mule team, delivering supplies to places in national forests in Idaho, Montana and the Dakotas where trucks can't drive and helicopters can't land.
Yvon Chouinard: A mutinous captain of industry
"I never wanted to be a businessman," says the owner of Patagonia clothing and gear company, "because I thought businessmen were real greaseballs. In fact I still do."
Edward Abbey: druid of the arches
The sudden death last week of Edward Abbey recalled to us this superb profile of the writer by Bruce Hamilton, who was HCN managing editor in 1976, when this story appeared.
Rancher-lawmaker takes on the establishment
Idaho's John Peavey proves that a legislator can win major fights against the West's power triangle -- big business, utilities and the farm-ranch establishment.
Will politics doom the ferret?
Endangered species biologist Tim Clark has chosen to occupy a world rife with contradictions, politics and emotion.
Put that beer can in Bucket No. 14, please
If Edward Abbey were introduced to my father, Edward Abbey would probably toss a beer can at him. My father would pick it up and put it in the proper recycling bucket.
Project Lighthawk gets conservationists off the ground
With his small plane, Michael Stewartt flies journalists, government officials and activists around the Rocky Mountain region to give them a birds-eye view of strips mines, coal-fired power plants and areas of scenic beauty.