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  • The Bakken oilfields: ‘No place for a woman’

    The Bakken oilfields: ‘No place for a woman’

    One woman’s effort to survive the Great Recession in booming North Dakota.

  • Alaska’s populist, Sarah Palin-era oil tax gets the ax

    Alaska’s populist, Sarah Palin-era oil tax gets the ax

    The Alaska Legislature cut the industry’s taxes to boost declining production in the North Slope. But the rollbacks don’t seem likely to have the desired effect.

  • Inside Taft High

    Inside Taft High

    Teacher Ted Pendergrass and his students take us inside the first high school in the country devoted to oil production.

  • Mixing oil and water in California

    Mixing oil and water in California

    Farmers and the oil industry clash over water in Kern County, Calif.

  • Sans petrol

    Willits, Calif., is one of a growing number of communities trying to prepare for a post-oil world by becoming economically and agriculturally sustainable.

  • Rulings keep the West open for business

    Recent decisions not to list as endangered the white-tailed and black-tailed prairie dogs and the greater sage grouse open the door to increased energy exploration and development in the West

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