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7 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of A Trip To The American Southwest

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.07.2014 | Travel

For seven years, my husband and I lived in London with our three children. During that time, we traveled as a family to some fairly unconventional pla...

Federal Agencies Unite Against Strip Mine Near National Park

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 04.07.2012 | Green

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal biologists say a strip mine at the backdoor to Utah's storybook Bryce Canyon National Park will wipe out the southernm...

Finding Our Voices

Michael Brune | Posted 02.19.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

If the BLM's plan was to quietly slip in and out of town and avoid a public confrontation, then it seriously miscalculated -- and underestimated both the outrage and the ingenuity that a proposal to strip-mine next to one of our most treasured national parks could generate.

A Coal Strip Mine Next to a National Park?

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 01.31.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

When I think of Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park, the last thing I think of is a dirty coal mine.

Utah Landslide Buries Road Under 100 Feet Of Dirt

AP | By JOSH LOFTIN | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green

SALT LAKE CITY -- A massive weekend landslide in southern Utah has closed a state highway used by residents and tourists to get to grazing land for ca...

Utah Approves a Mine Next to Bryce Canyon for Coal America Doesn't Need

Robert Redford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Redford

2010-12-13-park.jpg We no longer have to sacrifice an iconic landscape in order to burn some dirty rocks. And yet a mining company got approval last month to open Utah's first-ever strip mine for coal.

Utah Approves Strip Mine Near Bryce Canyon National Park

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — A coal company claimed victory Tuesday when a Utah state board rejected a legal challenge brought by environmental groups that ...

Utah's First Strip Mine Faces Environmental Hurdles Due To Bryce Canyon National Park Proximity

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

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Best Government Dollar Spent: The National Park System

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I encourage everyone, no matter what part of these United States you live in (or even if you live elsewhere), to take a "trip out West" at some point in your life. Get in a car, and go explore everything west of Denver.

Best Government Dollar Spent -- The National Park System

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Weigant

Seeing President Obama and his family take in two of the western parks prompted me to strongly encourage everyone -- yes, even you! -- to plan on a trip like this at some point.