2012

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Settling the Debate Over Motorized Vehicles in Yellowstone

Posted: August 19, 2012
Other, Wildlife

Longmont fracking regulations bring the state vs. local government...

Posted: August 16, 2012
The debate over fracking is a tough one, with valid arguments on both sides. But should individual cities be allowed to decide how they want to...

Las Vegas bets big on rural water

Posted: 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

Posted: 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.

CMH Act and the Wilderness Debate: The Environment vs. The Economy

Posted: July 26, 2012
Colorado Senator Mark Udall has proposed new Wilderness designations for Colorado . But how will a Wilderness designation affect those involved, and...
Wind farm

The answer to our energy needs, my friend, is blowin' in the wind

Posted: July 26, 2012
The proposed 1,000 turbine Wyoming wind farm is not without environmental consequences, but the benefits appear to outweigh the costs.
Biking near YST

Wheels of change: A new policy for bikes on national park trails

Posted: July 18, 2012
Last week the National Park Service issued its final rule expanding biking opportunities on trails, fire routes and maintenance roads in national...

Arkansas River/Browns Canyon National Monument designation

Posted: July 13, 2012
Will a National Monument designation be a good thing for the Arkansas River and Browns Canyon area?
Solar panels in the desert

The future of solar energy may look bright, but it has a dark side

Posted: July 11, 2012
Increased solar energy development will bring lower emissions, but it may also lead to increased habitat destruction.
coal mine

Dear OSM: Don’t let Utah make environmental protection more difficult

Posted: July 11, 2012
Coal mining has been approved in a beautiful Utah canyon, and the bulldozers are coming. Not to worry – the Sierra Club just filed suit and obtained...
Energy
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