Montana http://kajx.org en Thompson Divide Coaliton's Buy-Out Method Used in Other Western States http://kajx.org/post/thompson-divide-coalitons-buy-out-method-used-other-western-states <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 114%; text-decoration: none">&nbsp;</p><p>When citizens want to block oil and gas development on public land, they usually get a lawyer and head to the courts. &nbsp;In Carbondale, the Thompson Divide Coalition has taken another approach, choosing instead a game plan that is rarely used in the West. So far, the Coalition’s so-called “market-based” approach has yet to bear fruit. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen&nbsp;reports.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 03:35:25 +0000 Marci Krivonen 4655 at http://kajx.org Thompson Divide Coaliton's Buy-Out Method Used in Other Western States Tribes in Western U.S. Use Water to Assert Sovereignty http://kajx.org/post/tribes-western-us-use-water-assert-sovereignty <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Confederated </span>Salish<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and </span>Kootenai<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Tribes in Montana stand to become the first tribes in the country to own a major hydroelectric dam. In Colorado, tribes are managing parts of hydro projects. All are examples of tribes regaining control of resources on their land. Aspen Public Radio's Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:45:47 +0000 Marci Krivonen 4526 at http://kajx.org Tribes in Western U.S. Use Water to Assert Sovereignty