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Obama’s lasting legacies in the West

This story originally appeared in High Country News. Eight years ago, President-elect Barack Obama wanted Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar to be his Interior secretary. David...

States lack rules for radioactive drilling waste disposal

This story first appeared in High Country News.   The process of extracting oil and natural gas produces byproducts that sometimes create nasty results: briny wastewater that can...

LA Times: California Leaking Liberals Across the West

Western states are turning purple, and migrating Californians might be to blame, says a Los Angeles Times opinion piece today. West Coasters who can't...