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Author : Paige Blankenbuehler, High Country News

Proposed budget cuts threaten clean-up in the West’s most polluted areas

On Aug. 1 the Waste Management and Regulatory Oversight Subcommittee held a hearing to discuss the fate of Superfund, a program of the Environmental Protection […]...

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August 7, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

After years of drought and overuse, the San Luis Valley aquifer refills

This story first appeared in High Country News.   The San Luis Valley in southern Colorado is an 8,000-square-mile expanse of farmland speckled with potato, […]...

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May 27, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

The growing influence of Hispanic voters in the West

This story first appeared on High Country News.  In the midst of the raucous and polarized presidential election, a quieter story has been at play […]...

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March 29, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

New Forest Service policy leaves control of water rights to ski resorts

In 2011, the U.S. Forest Service issued a controversial water rights directive that would have required ski areas operating under a special use permit on public land to transfer their water rights to the federal government....

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January 29, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

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The Home Front: Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet unveils public-option health insurance bill

“Americans living in rural counties would get a public option for health insurance under a bill introduced by two U.S. senators,” reports The Grand Junction […]

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