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  • BLM sinks local input to drill Roan Plateau

    In Western Colorado, locals burned by the oil shale boom 20 years ago are dubious about planned natural gas drilling on the Roan Plateau, especially since the BLM unexpectedly dropped their favorite plan

  • Crude combat

    Crude combat

    Can U.S. environmentalists derail a huge Canadian tar sands project that affects this side of the border?

  • Drilling done right?

    Ted Turner's Northern New Mexican Vermejo Park Ranch is a showcase for "responsible" gas development, but critics fear the neighboring Valle Vidal won’t get the same five-star treatment.

  • Gas industry gets cracking

    Environmentalists and landowners are worried about the use of hydraulic fracturing to extract coalbed methane, but the industry – and the EPA – are carefully protecting the process and its secrets

  • Hatching a plan for sage grouse

    A new report suggests the battle to protect the greater sage grouse in Wyoming must be fought on many fronts.

  • How to deal with oil and gas development

    The Oil and Gas Accountability Project has created Oil and Gas at Your Door, a guidebook and Web site for Western landowners confronted by energy development

  • Monstertruck alley

    Monstertruck alley

    Imperial Oil's plan to transport gigantic equipment to Alberta, Canada, will require major work on highways in Idaho and Montana.

  • New Mexicans take a stand against oil and gas

    In New Mexico, ranchers like Tweeti Blancett are working with environmentalists to keep oil and gas drillers away from Otero Mesa

  • Plains tribe harnesses the wind

    Even as the Rosebud Sioux Reservation works on building and marketing "wind power," the pressure is on to exploit traditional energy sources in Indian Country

  • Protecting wildlife corridors remains more theory than practice

    Protecting wildlife corridors remains more theory than practice

    There's a growing understanding of the scientific importance of wildlife migration corridors, but protecting them is a huge political challenge.

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