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Rosebud mine

Of coal and cows in eastern Montana

October 30, 2012
As the Montana Department of Environmental Quality mulls an expansion of a coal strip mine east of Billings, the public has an opportunity to give...

Oil and Gas Management Decisions for the White River National Forest

October 26, 2012
What impact will recent Forest Service and BLM oil and gas management proposals have on the White River National Forest?
Mexican spotted owls

Putting a price tag on existence

October 13, 2012
Changes to critical habitat designations could have a chilling effect.

Jaguar versus the copper mine

September 14, 2012
Roughly 30 miles south of Tucson, smack in the middle of the Santa Rita Mountains portion of the Sky Islands is where a Canadian company, Augusta...

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

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...

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

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

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

Arkansas River/Browns Canyon National Monument designation

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

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

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...
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