Energy & Industry

Manmade quakes shake the Southwest
Manmade quakes shake the Southwest
Tremors in Colorado and New Mexico linked to coalbed methane extraction.
Tragedy, coincidence and patterns
Tragedy, coincidence and patterns
Review of “Downwind: A People’s History of the Nuclear West” by Sarah Alisabeth Fox.
Rural and small town employment still lags
Rural and small town employment still lags
Metro areas are bouncing back from the Great Recession more quickly.
Welcoming Energy Production Home
Western towns should look local for power generation
Wyoming wind woes
Wyoming wind woes
A collage of images from Wyoming's wind country, where turbines are sprouting madly, and forces within the state are blowing back.
Walking with Sawdust
Perspective from an old lumberjack
Just in Time for Christmas: Itsy-Bitsy Solar PV
What if you could sprinkle solar cells on your hat?
The federal energy two-step
The federal energy two-step
Oil and gas companies are furious with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, but environmentalists wonder if he’ll go far enough in restraining the industry.
The picture of forest health
Old and new photos tell a logging story.
How big is your backyard?
How big is your backyard?
We all become NIMBYs when development threatens our favorite landscapes – even conservative oilmen like Wyoming’s Diemer True.
Wind Resistance
Wind Resistance
Wyoming is one of the best places in the world to generate power from wind. But the wind rush is running into opposition from greens, and the fossil fuel industry.
Battle for the core of Wyoming
Battle for the core of Wyoming
Wyoming's sage grouse protection strategy gives fossil fuel elbow room while leaving wind energy out in the breeze.
Desert Rock on hold
Proposed coal-fired plant in New Mexico fails to get federal funding.