Items by Steve Hinchman

An Indian tribe regains its sovereign rights over 3 million acres
In a little-noticed battle, 2,500 members of the Northern Ute Indian tribe have re-established sovereignty in Utah's Uintah Basin.
BuRec wants to kill dozens of projects
The Reagan administration's proposed 1988 budget for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation means major changes for water projects in the West.
Congress to look again at oil-shale lands
A bill to prevent further transfer of federal oil-shale lands to private hands was introduced in Congress last month, marking what its co-sponsors say is a renewed effort to end the Reagan administration's policy of privatizing federal lands.
L-P turns up the heat in Wyoming
The Louisiana-Pacific Corp. has mounted a controversial media campaign to win public support for increased timber sales in Wyoming's Bridger-Teton National Forest.
Rebottling the nuclear genie
A spill at a United Nuclear Corp. uranium mill highlights problems in New Mexico's uranium belt.
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