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Animas River

Tribes could turn the tables on water control

January 10, 2012
It seems like every week there’s another article about the future of western water—how much we’ll have, where it will come from, and who will get it...
Smokey Bear

Open season on Smokey the Bear and Woodsy Owl

December 11, 2011
If what we want for our young people is an economically-sustainable future, that also features clear air, potable water and healthy ecosystems, we...
Lisbon Valley, Utah

In the rush for uranium, cooler heads prevail—for now

November 3, 2011
Greens got what seemed like a rare bit of good news when the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) last week released their Final Environmental Impact...
US/Canada Border in the International Peace Park

Down with the National Insecurity and Federal Lands Destruction Act

October 3, 2011
Defending our canon of environmental protection doesn’t put plants and animals above people, as Bishop has suggested, but rather it places a premium...
St. Vrain State Park

Drill, maybe, drill: The uncertain fate of Colorado State Parks

September 20, 2011
Even if the revenue earned for drilling actually was reinvested into maintaining our parks (which is not at all a certainty), St. Vrain would be a...
Billboard

Billion dollar baby: Why the Flaming Gorge pipeline is bad for the...

September 13, 2011
Today the Colorado Water Conservation Board will consider a $150,000 grant request to create a special state-funded task force to study the...
Proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline

Mega myths of the Keystone XL pipeline

September 6, 2011
Pipeline proponents say the XL will create jobs and lessen U.S. dependency on oil from hostile sources, while hardly disrupting the environment. In...
Bodie Hills

Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act: Some places are as good as...

August 23, 2011
The legislation—dubbed the “Great Outdoors Giveaway” by opponents—seeks to strip some roadless tracts and other Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) of...
Otero Mesa

Otero Mesa: A monumental fight

August 11, 2011
There only one common sense answer to the question of whether or not Otero Mesa should be made a national monument.
Oil on the Yellowstone

Oil spills: If fines don't deter polluters, maybe jail will

July 14, 2011
With an aging pipeline infrastructure, a rise in offenses and a glut of corporate hubris, this is not the moment for leniency or gentlemen’s...
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