Items by Sarah Gilman

Move over Yucca Mountain...
There's a controversial new repository in town
Hard left turn
Interior Secretary Salazar nixes controversial Utah oil and gas leases
Bust! Bust!
Economic crisis slows Colorado's dueling booms
Solar sense
You don't necessarily have to pave the desert to harness the sun
BLM's Utah plans on shaky legal ground
Federal judge questions agency's analysis of air pollution from natural gas development
Gearing up for another energy rush?
Feds move to streamline renewable energy development on public land.
The return of Colorado's missing lynx
The return of Colorado's missing lynx
Colorado's reintroduced lynx are in trouble, and a detailed map shows where -- and why -- they’re facing problems.
EPA botched perchlorate analysis, report says
The agency failed to assess how the rocket fuel component acts in concert with other chemicals.
Another public lands giveaway?
BLM opens southeastern Montana to more drilling. But the state has new tools to protect the area.
What goes around comes around
A student protester puts one over on the BLM.
Real ecoterrorism
A little perspective from south of the border.
That dam economy again?
Feds shut down Yakima Black Rock Reservoir proposal over cost concerns.
Going underground
Going underground
Hardrock mining slows down, but carbon sequestration and algae biofuels pick up.
Nonprofitable times
Nonprofitable times
Many conservation groups are feeling the pinch.
Mambo like only bureaucracy can
The strange dance of the regional and national offices of the EPA.
Anticlimax
Will the slumping world economy slow the latest hardrock mining boom in the West?
Green state defeats green(ish) ballot measures
California not so hot on iffy renewable energy and alternative fuel measures, but they're okay with banning gay marriage.
California still true blue
No real surprises in the Dem-leaning Golden State's presidential or congressional races
While you were voting …
While you were voting …
While the nation is distracted by the election, the Bush administration races ahead with environmental policy changes.
Scrimpfest in the West
Scrimpfest in the West
As much of the West reels economically, Wyoming and a few states thrive on energy; urban bears live fast and die young.
Wildlife wars
There’s fighting over the endangered status of wolves, sage grouse, etc., and protecting wildlife from drilling.
Bureau of Land Ravagement?
The BLM has waived environmental review of energy projects thousands of times in Utah and Wyoming.
The East is fracked
Shooting gnarly chemicals into the ground to release natural gas isn't just for the West anymore.
On the ballot: "Clean" coal and moose stew
On the ballot: "Clean" coal and moose stew
Political conventions obsess about “clean” coal and Sarah Palin, and sideline discussions of oil and gas impacts.
Snapshot
A nonprofit deconstructs a trophy home near the Columbia Gorge.
Two weeks in the West
Precedent-setting conservation easement lawsuit in Wyoming; wet spring gives way to burning-hot summer; EPA approves air-quality permit for Desert Rock power plant; Smokey Bear vs. ORVs; smoky bear vs. firefighter.
Living deep in place
Shopping for Porcupine weaves between worry and worship in its celebration of author Seth Kantner’s unique life in northern Alaska.
Going to the gasroots
In western Colorado, oil and gas companies mobilize in a publicity blitz to pack a Grand Junction hearing about proposed changes to the state’s natural gas drilling rules.
Drilling, wolves, guns and plutonium
“Drill here, drill now!” on the ground and in Western politics; Northern Rockies wolves protected again – and on the move; Obama backs Second Amendment; gas pains in the West; plutonium spill in Boulder.
Two weeks in the West
On public lands throughout the West, hikers, bikers, horseback riders and off-roaders compete for trail space, while beleaguered land-managers struggle to come up with workable forest management plans.
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