Allowing price to ration water may be a bitter political pill to swallow, but it makes economic and environmental sense. Writing at The Conversation, Randy Simmons lends insight into California's water crisis.
In the Wall Street Journal, Gary Libecap and Robert Glennon discuss the West's outdated water laws. A policy overhaul, they argue, would allow efficient water markets and reward conservation.
As pressure mounts to declare Utah's Greater Canyonlands a national monument, Utah-based Randy Simmons and Ryan Yonk look at the economic impact studies used to justify designation.
The boom in gun sales has created a revenue gusher for wildlife restoration.
Cliven Bundy's battle was born out of a broken system that encourages conflict, not negotiation.
Pipelines in the U.S. carry 25 times more oil than tank cars do, yet derailments are by far the biggest threat.
When environmental groups buy ranchers' permits, there's no need for the feds to start rustling up trouble.
Imagine if the government were responsible for looking after your best interests. How well would this work? Just ask Native Americans.
Citizens in the West have little say on how most of their land is managed. Some western states are beginning to fight for custody.