Some Montana Native American tribal members say they are surprised they will have to abide by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – and could face fines exceeding $1 million for not offering insurance to employees – although American Indians, by law, are typically exempt from such national regulations.
Unalaska, which has one of the country’s largest fishing ports usually triples its population during peak fishing season when potential workers come to town, causing renters to struggle to find affordable housing.
Heavy machinery the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) used to investigate pollutants at the Gold King Mine accidentally released an estimated one million gallons of mining waste into a creek, causing the Animas River north of Silverton, Colorado to turn an opaque orange.
Nitrate can cause health problems if present in public or private water supplies in amounts greater than the drinking water standard set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Several areas across the rural West saw noticeable gains in employment in the year preceding June 2015, but others, such as Alaska, suffered losses in the same period, keeping that state’s jobless rate above the national average.