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Look West 9.9.15

Forest fires consume more and more of the Forest Service’s budget as we approach the costliest wildfire season on record.

USA Today

With an estimated 500,000 abandoned mines nationwide, clean-up is a “mammoth remediation task.”

Santa Fe New Mexican

As market trends force a move away from coal, coal dependent communities hope to build resilience in a time of transition.

Montana Public Radio

California’s proposed Sand to Snow National Monument gains momentum on the ground.

Desert Sun

High-severity fires in the Northwest will make ecosystem recovery longer and more difficult.

E&E News

Op-ed: LWCF supports “the backbone of our recreation economy – from backyard to backcountry public lands and waters.”

Charlotte Observer

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House committee chairman attacks reporter for doing his job

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Trying to shrink Bears Ears, Trump makes it clear whose heritage he cares about

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October 27th, 2017

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October 27th, 2017