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30 years on, Superfund litigation continues

January 4, 2011

Superfund has been good for the legal profession.

Entering the fourth decade of the environmental cleanup law's existence, business is still booming for lawyers involved in the mammoth litigation that often occurs.

Many thought that the legal work surrounding the 1980 law,...

Huge art project on Colorado River draws controversy

December 31, 2010

For 18 years the artist Christo has had his sights on a stretch of river that runs through Big Horn Sheep Canyon between Canon City and Salida for a project he calls "Over the River." The proposed installation would suspend translucent panels of fabric over 5.9 miles of the river in staggered...

Grizzly bear deaths in Yellowstone area near record high in 2010

December 30, 2010

Grizzly bear deaths neared record levels for the region around Yellowstone National Park in 2010, but government biologists said the population remains robust enough to withstand the heavy losses.

An estimated 75 of the protected animals were killed or removed from the wild, according to...

Wyoming legislators want right to hunt, fish in state's constitution

December 28, 2010

Some Wyoming lawmakers are following other states in an attempt to preserve citizens' rights to hunt and fish by inserting the guarantee in the state's constitution.

The national movement to protect hunters' rights has been under way for at least the past decade.

In final hours, McCain objects to Reid package, ski area bill

December 23, 2010

Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) this week blocked a package of 65 public lands bills pushed by Democratic leadership that included his own proposal to promote a land exchange in Arizona to allow a new copper mine.

The unanimous consent (UC) request from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-...

Political power shifts to the West, South with new Census numbers

December 23, 2010

The Census Bureau rearranged the country’s political map on Tuesday, giving more Congressional seats to the South and the West at the expense of the Northeast and the Midwest — changes that will have far-reaching implications for elections over the next decade.

These are the first results...

Survey tracks Wyoming residents' opinion about natural resources, development

December 22, 2010

In southern Wyoming, most residents know where to find the state's abundant natural resources, be it wildlife or minerals.

But many don't really know which places they and their neighbors care about the most.

A new study that examines the important places, development and natural...

Obama administration unveils blueprint for solar energy development in West

December 20, 2010

The Obama administration issued proposed guidelines Thursday for solar development on public lands in the West, a move that could speed renewable energy projects that have been mired in environmental controversy.

The detailed analysis, known as a Draft Solar Programmatic Environmental...

Yellowstone releases plan to protect native trout

December 20, 2010

Netting and removing nonnative fish is one of the proposals for protecting native fish in Yellowstone National Park.

The park has released a plan for public comment. The park's preferred option would conserve Yellowstone cutthroat trout by removing nonnative fish from Yellowstone lake,...

Nevada suffers setback in battle over Yucca Mountain

December 17, 2010

In a setback for Nevada, a federal licensing board has refused arguments that the application of the U.S. Department of Energy to build a high-level nuclear dump at Yucca Mountain was legally invalid.

The Atomic Safety Licensing Board rejected 11 legal arguments by Nevada that the...

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