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Wild Lands: Talking to Congress about the new order

March 8, 2011
The order is simply and unequivocally a good government measure. Lands with wilderness characteristics are a diminishing resource. Their destruction...
Renewable energy farm

Sustainable energy: How green is your wind farm?

March 3, 2011
Somewhere in the California desert, the Mohave ground squirrel is safe from solar panels, for now.
Bald eagle

Draft Forest Planning Rules: A first look

February 14, 2011
The much-anticipated draft Forest Service land use planning rules were released today. There is much to like about the new draft rules but, as with...
Blue Mesa Reservoir

Water supply: Quenching Colorado's thirst

February 11, 2011
Water and growth in Colorado have been the subjects of a few interesting studies released recently: “Colorado’s Water Supply Future/State Water...
Hope Mine tailings

Mine remediation: New hope for old messes

January 11, 2011
A new mine mediation technique, currently being field-tested by a non-profit based in Carbondale, may change the reclamation landscape entirely.
Energy, Water
shale gas drilling

Hydraulic fracturing: The fracas explained

November 19, 2010
When the EPA sent a subpoena to Halliburton last week, demanding to know what’s in the fluid used to drive their hydraulic fracturing process for...
Energy, Water
Colorado River delta.

Colorado River: Time for action

November 3, 2010
Being realistic about supply, and tough on demand, seems the best way to manage the Colorado River moving forward.
Climate, Energy, Water
Wind energy and the Navajo.

Sustainable energy: Wind balkers in Navajo country

October 30, 2010
shale gas plays in the united states

Shale Plays in the Intermountain West: Legal and Policy Issues

October 19, 2010
Is shale gas the answer to our nation's energy crisis?

Sex, Drugs, and Mineral Regulation

May 24, 2010
For years, Mineral Management Service (“MMS”) has been busy cozying up to the Oil and Gas Industry. In 2008, the Inspector General of the Interior...
Energy, Water
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