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America’s peril, embracing backwardness

It even sounds stupid - end clean water rules. Most Americans would like to strengthen them. We could be an example to the world for stopping water pollution. [...]

July 11, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Uh oh, they’re back. Mining salmon grounds in Bristol Bay!

There is a biblical environmental tragedy looming here. One toxic mine tailing breach and thousands of years old salmon spawning grounds would be gone forever [...]

May 15, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Household chemicals and prescription drugs in your trout stream?

The sheer number of Americans taking drugs is one reason drugs in the water are a problem - 60 percent of Americans now take prescription drugs [...]

May 1, 2017 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

Opinion: As true conservative, Gaetz should cut Big Sugar

"a federal cut Gaetz could fight for that would eliminate an obscene... theft of taxpayer money... Gaetz should abolish the federal subsidy to Big Sugar." [...]

February 13, 2017 Conservation, Opinion, RECENT, Slide

Conservation: Watering with potable water can be as bad for fishing as some dams

Tens of thousands of small dams—most of them small concrete or earthen dams—fragment rivers and streams, block fish passage and impair water quality. [...]

June 6, 2016 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Of Interest: Is there a ‘Canary’ in the trout waters we fish?

The value of public lands, clean water and good conservation practices cannot be overstated. Its value in terms of monetary impact throughout the U. S. far exceeds extraction, a temporary event with a legacy of permanent destruction [...]

May 23, 2016 Of Interest, RECENT, Slide

Conservation: Good news/bad news – White House gives Bristol Bay some protections

The president announced a ban on future oil and gas drilling in Bristol Bay. This does not, however, apply to minerals mining, and will not effect hotly contested plans for Pebble Mine. [...]

December 18, 2014 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

News: Rule change clarifies what the Supreme Court muddled

Thanks (again) to the Supreme Court (2001 and 2006), the Clean Water Act is confusing to federal, state and local legislators and citizens [...]

March 26, 2014 News, RECENT, Slide

Conservation: Bristol Bay United, new group to protect bay and wildlife

Newly formed Bristol Bay United wants the EPA to insist on strict restrictions on putting any mining projects in the area... [...]

November 13, 2013 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Conservation: Obama administration backpedals on pollution control rules

The EPA announced last Wednesday it won’t revise or expand current pollution control rules for large animal operations [...]

June 15, 2013 Conservation, RECENT, Spot