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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...
Otero Mesa

Otero Mesa: A monumental fight

August 11, 2011
There only one common sense answer to the question of whether or not Otero Mesa should be made a national monument.

Supreme Court shuts down environmentalists' legal path on...

July 22, 2011
With the latest Supreme Court decision, regarding emissions from major electric companies, environmental groups will need to seek out a new way to...
Oil on the Yellowstone

Oil spills: If fines don't deter polluters, maybe jail will

July 14, 2011
With an aging pipeline infrastructure, a rise in offenses and a glut of corporate hubris, this is not the moment for leniency or gentlemen’s...
Energy, Water, Wildlife

NOAA's new 'normals' are in

July 7, 2011
NOAA's new normals are warmer

Keystone XL pipeline could double Canada's crude oil import to...

June 30, 2011
The Keystone XL pipeline would bring crude oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast through six different states.
Las Animas River

Mine reclamation: Why calls to allow Good Samaritans to clean up old...

June 29, 2011
This makes the recent rhetoric around devoting more resources to our endangered waterways a welcome sound. But talk of how this painstaking and...
Kids march for climate change

Climate change: The kids are not alright

June 2, 2011
The goal of the effort, which is being led by Our Children’s Trust, an Oregon-based non-profit, is to file suits and petitions against the federal...
Kaibab National Forest

Grand Canyon: Time is running out

April 18, 2011
On July 21, a moratorium on staking new uranium and other hardrock mining claims, on over one million acres of public land near the Grand Canyon...
Energy, Forests, Water
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