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Forest officials take steps to limit ATV access

November 2, 2010

Caribou-Targhee National Forest officials have escalated their war against people who pioneer illegal roads on the 3 million-acre forest.

This summer and fall, Forest Service officials closed 377 illegally created roads on the seven districts that are spread from Lone Pine and Henry's...

Court voids permit for NM coal mine

November 2, 2010

A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement to reassess how the expansion of a coal mine on the Navajo Reservation will affect the environment and cultural and historic resources in the area.

In an order made public late Friday, U.S. District...

Utah county sues federal government for road control

November 2, 2010

Kane County is suing to gain control of dozens more roads — including Hole-in-the-Rock — after the federal government agreed to cede several roads to the southern Utah county earlier this year.

The county filed suit Friday against the federal government in U.S. District Court in Salt...

Court: Water rights determination program illegal

November 2, 2010

The New Mexico Court of Appeals ruled a program intended to speed up the determination of industry, farm and municipal water entitlements is illegal.

The appeals court upheld a lower court ruling that the New Mexico Office of State Engineer had overstepped its legal authority with the...

Colorado water official blasts entrepreneur's Wyoming pipeline proposal

November 1, 2010

Historically, the 62 documented, high-alpine glaciers in western Wyoming's Wind River Range pour about 1.18 million acre feet of some of the purest water in the country into the Flaming Gorge Reservoir each year, via the Green River.

But records show in the past two decades that inflows...

Drought has Lake Mead at historic low

November 1, 2010

The drought on the Colorado River has reshaped the huge reservoir so dramatically in the past 11 years that it bears little resemblance to the lake captured in snapshots just a few years ago. Water levels have dropped 133 feet. Islands have emerged and grown. Rocky outcroppings push through the...

Glacier Park has history of scientific discovery

November 1, 2010

The history of Glacier National Park viewed through the prism of research is a rich one indeed. Since before the park's formation, researchers have flocked here to explore a mountain ecosystem that to this day remains relatively pristine and intact, and is home to some of the rarest and most...

Burning coal for heat puts families at risk, but many on Navajo land see few options

November 1, 2010

Rowena Sells had a choice.

Sells, of Shiprock, had to choose between propane and coal to heat her home, a decision encountered by many residents of the 27,000-square-mile reservation and surrounding areas.

It's not an easy choice, Sells said.

Propane costs about $3,000 to...

Businesses oppose new Xcel pollution plan

October 30, 2010

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission today, over the objections of business interests, agreed to review Xcel Energy's last-minute plan to cut pollution at aging coal-fired power plants.

Xcel was forced to come up with the new plan after the commission ruled the company's preferred...

Senators question Clinton's comments on oil-sands pipeline

October 30, 2010

Eleven Democratic senators today raised concerns about the State Department's evaluation of environmental risks in weighing whether to approve a controversial Canadian oil sands pipeline, calling for multiple questions to be resolved before the project proceeds.

In a letter to their...

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