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The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Interior officials escalate rhetoric over Arctic Refuge (02/28/03)
Alaska oil drilling would harm environment, despite Bush claims (04/07/02)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees silenced on Arctic Refuge (03/06/02)
Interior proposes spending boost for refuges (01/21/02)
Bush administration changes science on polar bear impacts to suit Arctic drilling (01/17/02)
Bush seeks to open Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil development (01/20/01)

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Energy and Public Lands
BLM makes environmental cleanup optional for oil and gas companies (08/05/05)
Interior Dept. may allow increased natural gas drilling in Utah canyon (08/02/05)
Interior Dept. drills away environmental protections (07/21/05)
BLM pays oil and gas industry to work on drilling permits (07/08/05)
BLM limits citizen input on drilling on public lands (06/30/05)
Bush administration disregards science on grazing damage (06/15/05)
Energy development not hampered by lack of drilling permits (04/28/05)
Otero Mesa grassland opened to drilling (01/24/05)

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National Forests and Roadless Areas
Bush administration devalues estimated contribution of forest recreation to economy (08/15/05)
Forest Service plan for logging in Tongass National Forest illegal, court rules (08/05/05)
Federal forest plan in Northwest illegal, judge rules (08/01/05)
Bush administration axes 'roadless rule' (05/05/05)
Forest Service sued over its Sierra Nevada logging plan (02/20/05)
National forest rules rewritten to help timber industry (12/22/04)
Bush plans to double logging in Western forests (12/10/04)
Judge orders Forest Service not to salvage live trees (12/10/04)

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National Parks
Park Service spending millions more on Yellowstone snowmobiling study (08/10/05)
Bush administration forges ahead with plans to privatize public agencies (05/10/05)
More pollution at national parks promised by Bush drilling juggernaut (01/28/05)
Park Service accused of bending drilling rules for Texas oil company (11/15/04)
Advisory board faults Park Service science (10/28/04)
Snowmobiles revving up for Yellowstone again (10/15/04)
Park Service issues new snowmobile plan for Yellowstone (08/19/04)
Bush administration rejects another new park (06/01/04)

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Mining Policy
Bush administration appeals mountaintop mining defeat (03/18/05)
Judge rules against mining in Montana wilderness (02/03/05)
BLM whistleblower pays price for reporting mining pollution (11/10/04)
Environmentalists and EPA employees criticize coalbed methane mining (10/22/04)
Interior Department protects scenic rivers in Utah from mining (09/11/04)
Bush administration appeals ruling against mountaintop mining (09/02/04)
Army Corps of Engineers ordered to protect West Virginia streams from mining waste (07/09/04)
Corps loosens clean water, stream protections for mountaintop removal mining (05/28/04)

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Endangered Species and Habitat Protection
Federal judge rebukes Bush administration for downgrading salamander protections (08/19/05)
Bush administration slashes habitat protections for salmon (08/12/05)
Federal agency halves seasonal wetlands habitat (08/12/05)
Alaskan sea otter gets Endangered Species Act protection (08/09/05)
Federal judge says San Joaquin River water contracts hurt endangered species (07/28/05)
Federal fisheries agency broke the law, investigation finds (07/13/05)
EPA to allow mine wastewater discharge into Alaskan bay (06/29/05)
FWS reinstates whistle-blower employee (06/29/05)

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Other Public Lands Management Issues
BLM director encouraged ranchers' lawsuits against her own agency (08/29/05)
BLM's new grazing rules issued in disregard of gov't scientists' concerns (07/16/05)
BLM proposes liquidation sale of lands to fund its budget needs (08/02/04)
Interior official cleared in ethics probe (01/13/04)
Interior Dept. discounts "short-term negative impacts" of new grazing rules (01/02/04)
Third Interior official under ethics investigation (08/14/03)
Inspector General faults Interior officials for faulty land swap (07/23/03)
BLM vows to fix maligned land appraisal process (06/19/03)

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