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  • Drilling the Democrats

    Jonathan Thompson says that Barack Obama -- caught between the threat of global warming and demands for energy independence -- is unlikely to end drilling in the West.

  • Time to reform and repair

    Paul Larmer reminds us that it will take more than a single environmental hero – like Tim DeChristopher, who cleverly sabotaged a BLM energy-lease auction – to reform the agency.

  • This is the time to make land management make sense

    Ed Quillen has suggestions for how to fix the West by consolidating the federal land agencies and charging people to build in Stupid Zones.

  • Change we could believe in

    Change we could believe in

    How to fix the West by consolidating land agencies and charging people to build in Stupid Zones.

  • Stuck in the PAWGmire

    Stuck in the PAWGmire

    The Pinedale Anticline Working Group was supposed to give citizens input on the local oil and gas boom, but it hasn’t worked out as planned.

  • 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.

  • The great giveaway

    The great giveaway

    Brand-new resource management plans from Utah’s BLM welcome ATVs and energy development onto some of the state’s most fragile land.

  • Dust on the rocks

    The results of a scientific study on the effects of dust on rock art are somehow “lost” in the haze of Barrett Corporation’s drilling in Utah’s Nine Mile Canyon.

  • Roan on the auction block

    Roan on the auction block

    The BLM auctioned leases on 54,631 acres in Western Colorado to the natural gas industry for a record $114 million.

  • Solar flip-flops and fish stories

    BLM flip-flops on solar and expedites oil and gas; Western Governors’ Association talks about energy; more fossil fuel risks; good (and bad) salmon news.

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