Categories: "environment" or "Edward Abbey" or "Ellen Meloy" or "Terry Tempest Williams" or "Tim DeChristopher"

Earth, Freedom and Fossil Fuels

April 22nd, 2013
Tim DeChristopher is a free man. Somehow, putting an exclamation point after that sentence seems redundant. Because DeChristopher has always been free. It?s just that the federal government locked him up for two years because as an act of conscience… more »

Decision Time for the Environment

February 27th, 2013
Pity the poor president, the February 17 New York Times headline suggested. He must choose between alienating environmentalists or alienating Canada, one of the nation?s chief allies, when he decides whether or not to allow the Keystone Pipeline to… more »

Mitt, Oil and the Middle Class

October 27th, 2012
The first time I visited the Mountain West was shortly after 9/11 when my partner and I made a long-planned visit to Yellowstone National Park. The golden leaves of the aspens and the cottonwoods were so radiant against the mountainside that I wanted to… more »

Dust Busters Needed

August 14th, 2010
It may have seemed at first like a publicity stunt or a gift from above, but last year Coloradans at Vail and Beaver Creek mountains saw pink snow. ?When you skied a run, you turned and your tracks were pink,? Melissa Macdonald, executive director… more »

Why Rent When We Could Buy?

November 25th, 2008
Now that Congress has balked at bailing out the Big Three automakers, their CEOs have all gone back to Detroit, not in a Ford Expedition or a Chevy Suburban or in a Lincoln Navigator, one of which would hold them all, but on their individual jets. Even… more »