Energy & Industry

Washington state sues feds over worker safety at Hanford
Washington state sues feds over worker safety at Hanford
A watchdog group also filed, citing 'toxic roulette' for workers at the former nuclear facility.
Why Silverton still doesn't want a Superfund site
Why Silverton still doesn't want a Superfund site
A polluted Colorado town wants to clean up on its own terms. But it’s been saying that for years.
Jonathan Thompson talks methane leaks with KDNK Radio
Jonathan Thompson talks methane leaks with KDNK Radio
Researchers are trying to find the source of emissions in the Four Corners region.
Boom or bust for the West's fossil fuel economy?
Boom or bust for the West's fossil fuel economy?
The developing countries of Asia will drive future fossil fuel production in the West.
When the locals don't want your coal, sell it overseas
When the locals don't want your coal, sell it overseas
Global markets could keep Powder River Basin coal flowing overseas for decades to come.
Global Players in the West's Extraction Economy
Global Players in the West's Extraction Economy
An interactive map of global influence in Western energy plays
The Global West: how foreign investment fuels resource extraction in western states
The Global West: how foreign investment fuels resource extraction in western states
China's insatiable energy appetite is fueling a natural resource boom in the West.
Judge halts Montana megaload shipments
Preliminary injunction stops transport of oil equipment to Alberta Oil Sands.
The climate impact of coal exports
Will sending coal to China increase pollution?
Reflecting on nuclear crises doesn't leave clear answers
It sometimes seems we can't live without uranium
Leadville, an old Colorado mining town, may resume mining
Leadville, an old Colorado mining town, may resume mining
As prices soar, Freeport McMoRan ponders reviving the town's Climax molybdenum mine
Clean coal still mostly a dream
Will Wyoming and Montana ever be able to cash in on a "clean coal" reality?
Out of their mines
Why calls to allow good Samaritans to clean up old mines are a bad idea
With Heavy Government Help, Solar Continues Expansion in West
Will solar subsidies pay off?
Abrahm Lustgarten on fracking
Abrahm Lustgarten on fracking
An interview with ProPublica energy and environment reporter Abrahm Lustgarten.
Hydrofracked: One man's quest for answers about natural gas drilling
Hydrofracked: One man's quest for answers about natural gas drilling
A Wyoming farmer battles industry and bureaucracy trying to find out whether hydraulic fracturing -- used in natural gas drilling -- polluted his drinking water.
To Drill or Not to Drill is Not the Only Question
We may worship the derrick less than polls and reporting suggest
BLM shields renewable projects from mining speculation
BLM shields renewable projects from mining speculation
New rule clears the way for solar and wind projects on public land.
A toothless watchdog
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission shows the triumph of corporate power.
A nuclear watchdog pushes feds on safety
A nuclear watchdog pushes feds on safety
California Republican state Sen. Sam Blakeslee questions the Nuclear Regulatory Commission about the safety of the state’s nuclear plants.
New Indian Energy Policy Draft Rewrites Bush-era Law
And sings the sovereignty tune.
Coal-to-liquids plant founders
As the Crow Reservation suffers floods, a planned energy project sinks away