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How far are we willing to go for Canada’s ‘tar sands’ oil?

Harvesting oil from Canada’s vast tar sands brings a host of threats to landscape, wildlife and public safety, writes Orion magazine’s Erik Hoffner.

Utah inmate executed by firing squad after 25 years on death row

Ronnie Lee Gardner became the first man in 14 years to be executed by firing squad early Friday morning, ending a 25-year saga that in its final days stoked a national debate over the death penalty.

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In Utah, firing squad case raises questions, and some shrugs, about death penalty

Jurors who sentenced a man to death have regrets on the eve of his execution by firing squad in Utah. But the “Wild West” style execution is changing few other opinions in the state.

Affidavits by jurors recanting death sentence for Ronnie Lee Gardner

Affidavits from four jurors in the Ronnie Lee Gardner case.

As Utah inmate faces firing squad, jurors from original trial speak out

A juror who sentenced a Utah man to death in 1985 told Need to Know she would have preferred life in prison. The inmate, who faces a firing squad, is seeking a last-minute reprieve.

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