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Indians wresting for control over their minerals

December 30, 1977

Indian tribes, given land that a hundred years ago was often considered wasteland, realize that the vast wealth of their coal, oil, gas, and uranium can represent both a threat as well as a blessing, and are taking steps to increase tribal influence over Indian-owned energy resources.

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Indians wresting for control over their minerals
Indian tribes, given land that a hundred years ago was often considered wasteland, realize that the vast wealth of their coal, oil, gas, and uranium can represent both a threat as well as a blessing, and are taking steps to increase tribal influence over Indian-owned energy resources.
Outrageous hero of dignified crusade
Within the literature of conservation, which in the past has been full of praises to nature's beauty, Edward Abbey's full-blown rage is what distinguishes him from others.

Perspective

American mania for self-sufficiency
Self-sufficiency is an idea that has done more harm than good. On close examination it is flawed at the root. More importantly, it works badly in practice.
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