Items by Brett Wilkison

Lion plan draws heat from scientists, enviros
The Oregon state Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to cut mountain lion numbers by as much as 40 percent over the next five years
Guest farmworkers get a new deal
The United Farm Workers has signed a contract with agricultural labor-supply company Global Horizons protecting the rights of guest farmworkers
Corporations ask feds to set emissions limits
Executives from six of the nation’s largest energy companies have asked federal lawmakers to set mandatory caps on greenhouse gas emissions
County and Forest Service bury the shovel
Elko County, Nev., has made an agreement with the Forest Service to end the long-running fight over a dirt road in Jarbidge Canyon on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Dam removal considered for Klamath
Farmers, environmentalists, fishermen and tribes are talking with PacifiCorp officials about the possible removal of four dams on the Klamath River
Enviros wary of 'Nevada-style' wilderness bill
A controversial proposed wilderness bill for Utah’s Washington County includes utility corridors, motorized-vehicle trails, and public-land sales designed to accommodate urban growth
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
Public acres for sale
President Bush revives a proposal to sell off public lands managed by the BLM and the Forest Service as part of his 2007 budget
BLM rolls back environmental review
The BLM adds 11 new categorical exclusions to the National Environmental Policy Act that will make it easier for salvage logging, grazing and energy exploration
Downwinders say fallout study numbers don't add up
A controversial study says only a fraction of cancer cases can be attributed to nuclear fallout in the U.S.
Judge orders litigating enviros to pony up
A federal judge orders three environmental groups to post a $100,000 bond while their appeal of a logging project goes forward
Congressional group plans for oil's decline
Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., have formed the Congressional Peak Oil Caucus to discuss preparing for life after "peak oil" – when worldwide oil supplies can no longer meet demand
Dear friends
New interns Sarah Gilman and Brett Wilkison; remembering Robert E. "Bob" Wolf; HCN potluck in Tucson
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