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Natural resources and the fiscal cliff

December 14, 2012
I’ve heard little discussion of how this swan dive off the so-called fiscal cliff will affect our natural resources. Here’s a rundown of what I’ve...
Fighting Creek Landfill Plant

Climate change talk to action in the West

November 13, 2012
Why are we, along with the innovators mentioned above, turning talk to action in the West? The wildfires, scrawny cattle and drought-flattened farms...
Rosebud mine

Of coal and cows in eastern Montana

October 30, 2012
As the Montana Department of Environmental Quality mulls an expansion of a coal strip mine east of Billings, the public has an opportunity to give...
Mexican spotted owls

Putting a price tag on existence

October 13, 2012
Changes to critical habitat designations could have a chilling effect.

Jaguar versus the copper mine

September 14, 2012
Roughly 30 miles south of Tucson, smack in the middle of the Santa Rita Mountains portion of the Sky Islands is where a Canadian company, Augusta...

Las Vegas bets big on rural water

August 9, 2012
Considering everything that’s at risk by draining four valleys, and potentially a fifth in the future, should we be gambling on this pipeline?
Skier on mountain

A resort expansion pits Colorado skiers versus environmentalists

August 6, 2012
Eldora Mountain Resorts is seeking to expand its ski facilities on public land, while advocacy groups worry about the effect on wildlife and water.

Arkansas River/Browns Canyon National Monument designation

July 13, 2012
Will a National Monument designation be a good thing for the Arkansas River and Browns Canyon area?
Colorado forest

Seeing the overcrowded forest for the trees

July 10, 2012
The push to thin forests while boosting timber production has created a conundrum for many conservationists, including myself, who are wary that the...

The BLM’s Proposed Fracking Regulation

June 25, 2012
The BLM has proposed a new rule regulating fracking. Is it too little too late or bureaucratic overkill?
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