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Former foes try combining forces

October 7, 1977

In the West, environmentalists and farmers and ranchers have worked together for several years opposing some common threats, including coal mines, loss of agricultural water, the social impact of industrialization, and transmission lines.

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Former foes try combining forces
In the West, environmentalists and farmers and ranchers have worked together for several years opposing some common threats, including coal mines, loss of agricultural water, the social impact of industrialization, and transmission lines.

Perspective

Water won't stretch for Western cities' growth
Recent cases -- in which public agencies decided that cities would not get what they demand at the expense of other resources -- indicate that cities in the West are gradually being forced to accept the limits that lack of water will impose.

News

Court halts Western coal leases
A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that the Interior Department must not resume federal coal leasing until new environmental studies have been made and a complete reevaluation of the leasing program is conducted.
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