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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...

Home, home on…a significant portion of its range

January 16, 2012
There's a change afoot for the Endangered Species Act, but its not without its opponents.
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...

Oh, give them a home: Ending the bison rebuff

October 15, 2011
The project in question is the temporary relocation of wild bison from two holding facilities on private land (the Slip & Slide pastures outside...
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...

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...
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