A series of drinking-water contamination incidents have raised doubts about EPA's safety claims regarding hydraulic fracturing in domestic gas wells. And it's hard for people to get to the bottom of those claims when the identity of the chemicals injected during the process is protected as a "trade secret."
Mountain West (CO ID MT NV UT WY)
SEJ's 1st Annual Conference: Sessions on using computers to analyze environmental data; reporting risk; the society's first elections.
SEJ's 4th Annual Conference: Writers William Least Heat Moon and Terry Tempest Williams; Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary; EPA Administrator Carol Browner.
There are at least 61 sites in CO, ID, MT, NM, and WY that naturally contain some form of asbestos, according to a report released July 9, 2007,by the US Geological Survey.
Preliminary results from a Montana air quality study suggest that replacing older wood-burning stoves and fireplaces with cleaner-burning, EPA-certified models can substantially reduce airborne fine particulates.
The long-running battle over the status of wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains is heading into another critical stretch.
Throughout the West, farmers' fields are covered in tall grass. That's not neglect - it's profitable.
The Bureau of Reclamation announced on June 18, 2007, its preferred management option for the Colorado River basin during drought conditions.
The public comment period for a long-delayed EIS draft designating energy corridors in 11 Western states is open.
An extensive report on the growing threats posed to the Colorado River system by climate change, drought, and increasing population is scheduled to be released Feb. 21, 2007.