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Wind energy and the Navajo.

Sustainable energy: Wind balkers in Navajo country

Posted: October 30, 2010
Prairie dog reprieve.

Prairie dogs: One rancher's fight for balance

Posted: October 28, 2010
When a rancher fights to keep prairie dogs on his land, it leads to some head-scratching. After all, the two are famous foes—many ranchers see...
shale gas plays in the united states

Shale Plays in the Intermountain West: Legal and Policy Issues

Posted: October 19, 2010
Is shale gas the answer to our nation's energy crisis?
endangered species act leopard

Obama’s treatment of endangered species: too soft or just right?

Posted: August 2, 2010
Some have criticized President Obama’s snail’s pace when it comes to listing species as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. So far, he is...
Wildlife

The National Press Club was Wrong to Invite Don Blankenship to Speak

Posted: July 26, 2010
At his National Press Club speech, Blankenship tried to shift fault for the accident from himself and his company to the federal regulators. The...
Forests, Other

Kerry-Lieberman: Thoughts

Posted: May 27, 2010
Senator Graham pulled out, so it is no longer a tri-partisan effort, more like a Frankenstein of good intentions and unrealized ambitions. What was...
Climate, Other

Sex, Drugs, and Mineral Regulation

Posted: 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

Kagan’s Stance on Environmental Issues Uncertain but Promising

Posted: May 21, 2010
President Obama’s nomination of Elena Kagan to replace Justice John Paul Stevens has generated the usual questions from both sides the political...
Other

Engaging the Public in the Latest Round of Rulemaking on Forest...

Posted: May 19, 2010
On May 11 and 12, in Washington, D.C. (actually, Rockville, Maryland) the Forest Service convened the last (for now) of a series workshops on forest...
Forests

Too Many Leaks, Too Few Answers

Posted: May 17, 2010
Last month an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded and caught fire. Following the initial explosion the underground pipes from the rig continued to...
Climate, Water
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