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New effort to speed the first oil leases on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; light pollution in growing communities lures deer — and the mountain lions that hunt them; a push for a Canadian carbon-offset system; the history of Black cowboys revived with Arizona’s Black rodeo, and more recent environmental stories from around the West.
A Pension Tracker tool newly housed at the Bill Lane Center offers data on public sector debt for pension liabilities with a focus on California
Nov 10 2020 | ... & the West Blog
What has been done and what still needs to be done to untangle physical, financial and political barriers blocking fair access to clean drinking water in California?
Nov 4 2020 | Stanford News | Center News
Whoever wins the U.S. 2020 election will need to find ways to govern over a persisting political divide and get back to the art of politics, say Stanford scholars Bruce Cain and Hakeem Jefferson.
As drought and invasive weds spread, western landscapes change; Arizona regulators want carbon-free energy by 2050; a battery recycling company, abandons its toxic waste site in California; lentils, dried beans and other pulse crops are increasingly in demand; and other environmental reads from around the region.
Nov 2 2020 | ... & the West Blog
Most local authorities, private experts and activists agree that since 1994, when the EPA started to address the issue, cleanup efforts for hundreds of uranium mining sites have been slow.

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New effort to speed the first oil leases on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; light pollution in growing communities lures deer — and the mountain lions that hunt them; a push for a Canadian carbon-offset system; the history of Black cowboys revived with Arizona’s Black rodeo, and more recent environmental stories from around the West.
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Lane Center associate director moves to Stanford's Office of Community Engagement.
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A Pension Tracker tool newly housed at the Bill Lane Center offers data on public sector debt for pension liabilities with a focus on California