The American West at Risk: Science, Myths and Politics of Land Abuse and Recovery
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QUOTATIONS - THE LAW

If people behaved like governments, you'd call the cops.
- Kelvin R. Throop, quoted in The Sun, May 2007

Sunlight is the best disinfectant.
- Louis Brandeis, Supreme Court Justice

Federal departments and agencies shall not place the conservation of public lands, or the preservation or recovery of endangered, threatened, or other protected species found on military lands, above the need to ensure that soldiers...receive the greatest possible preparation for, and protection from, the hazards and rigor of combat through realistic training on military lands and in military air space.
- Department of Defense, proposed exemption from environmental laws (2002) (quoted by PEEReview, Summer 2002)

THE BOOK

The American West at Risk: Science, Myths and Politics of Land Abuse and Recovery

The American West At Risk summarizes the dominant human-generated environmental challenges in the 11 contiguous arid western United States - America's legendary, even mythical, frontier.

It now faces depletion of many of these resources, and potentially serious threats to its few "renewable" resources.
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Dr. Howard G. Wilshire, Geologist; Dr. Jane E. Nielson, Geologist; Richard W. Hazlett, Geologist


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