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High Park Fire

Putting the West on a low carb(on) diet

June 24, 2012
At this year's annual summer conference at the University of Colorado Law School--“A Low Carbon Energy Blueprint for the American West”--...
Rafting the Colorado

Water to the people: Reforming Colorado law in the public interest

June 2, 2012
Water is our deliverance in the West, but it can also imprisons us, and establishing a new give-and-take that considers the public foremost will not...
Horseshoe Canyon

Debate over what makes a road rages on in Utah

May 14, 2012
A debate that’s spanned a decade in Utah, and may soon come to a head, could make hard-to-reach places more accessible to the masses by leveling,...
Pawnee Buttes

Little grousing on the prairie

April 28, 2012
With a growing interest in drilling into the PNG, I was curious about whether or not the agencies tasked with protecting and leasing it consider the...
NPS ranger with kids

Calling all citizen scientists

April 2, 2012
You summer hike could help scientists connect some dots.

Recent federal court decision strips EPA of its veto power on 404...

March 28, 2012
A recent federal court ruling turns upside down Mark Squillace's understanding of Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act.
Energy, Water, Wildlife

Highlights (and lowlights) of the new Forest Service Planning Rule

March 27, 2012
Mark Squillace comments on the Final Planning Rule. While he finds important changes regarding the protection of water quality, the restoration of...
Grand Canyon

Risks remain from uranium mining near the Grand Canyon

February 20, 2012
Despite the recent withdrawal of public lands near the Grand Canyon from uranium development, risks from current mining operations remain.
rafting colorado

Oppose CO Senate Bill 17

February 9, 2012
Bryce Canyon NP

Proposed Alton Coal Tract Lease Draft EIS a colossal failure

January 30, 2012
Mark Squillace says that, while coal development and combustion may be a reality for the foreseeable future in this country, we do not need to...
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