Analysis

Courts can’t keep Columbia and Snake River salmon from the edge of extinction
Courts can’t keep Columbia and Snake River salmon from the edge of extinction
After decades of court cases have rebuffed federal management, it may take a political fix to restore salmon in the Columbia Basin.
The Klamath River now has the legal rights of a person
The Klamath River now has the legal rights of a person
A Yurok Tribe resolution allows cases to be brought on behalf of the river as a person in tribal court.
Methane emissions advance climate change and Trump’s regulatory rollback matters
Methane emissions advance climate change and Trump’s regulatory rollback matters
Energy scholars explain what rescinding methane regulations will mean for the climate and industry.
West Obsessed: The March for Science, out West
West Obsessed: The March for Science, out West
After Earth Day, a look at researchers’ economic influence and political sway.
How Montana charts a path for sanctuary cities suing Trump
How Montana charts a path for sanctuary cities suing Trump
In an unlikely twist, a gun law arms opponents of Trump’s immigration policy.
Should courts defer to the expertise of agencies?
Should courts defer to the expertise of agencies?
Our new Supreme Court justice doesn’t think so.
Land transfer advocates steer their focus to monuments
Land transfer advocates steer their focus to monuments
A transfer movement moves to rescind monuments and weaken the Antiquities Act.
What the Navajo Generating Station will leave behind
What the Navajo Generating Station will leave behind
Cleaner air, wounded economies.
7 things you need to know about Navajo Generating Station’s 2019 closure
7 things you need to know about Navajo Generating Station’s 2019 closure
The West’s coal giant is going down.
The contradictions at the heart of the fight over methane rules
The contradictions at the heart of the fight over methane rules
Why does industry oppose federal restrictions on emissions but aid states’ efforts?
What will President Trump’s attack on government regulations do?
What will President Trump’s attack on government regulations do?
Trump orders agencies to kill two rules for every one they issue.
The arguments for methane regulations
The arguments for methane regulations
‘Tailings wars’ of the past provide perspective on today’s flaring rules.
Making sense of President Trump’s energy plan
Making sense of President Trump’s energy plan
Experts say his plan to bring back coal and increase oil and gas defies reason.
Was the Bears Ears designation a victory?
Was the Bears Ears designation a victory?
Despite compromise, the controversial monument’s opposition is riled up.
The shutdown hits the West harder
The shutdown hits the West harder
Western states have a higher percentage of federal employees than the nation as a whole.
Court decision leaves tribes dangling
Court decision leaves tribes dangling
Critics say the Supreme Court continues to give justification to gut treaties and rob tribes of their land.
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