Energy & Industry

West Obsessed: How Trump has affected the region so far
West Obsessed: How Trump has affected the region so far
Taking stock of the deregulation of land and climate protections in 2017.
‘Orphaned’ oil and gas wells are on the rise
‘Orphaned’ oil and gas wells are on the rise
Wells left behind by industry threaten to overwhelm Western states.
More prime sage grouse habitat is open for drilling
More prime sage grouse habitat is open for drilling
The Trump administration will allow oil and gas leasing in key sagebrush lands.
Gold, guns, and suckers born every minute
Gold, guns, and suckers born every minute
With the right kind of marketing any unsound idea can flourish in the West.
Will we finally pass a sensible Farm Bill?
Will we finally pass a sensible Farm Bill?
Examining the long-delayed bill and finding lots to lambaste.
Fight the Green River nuclear reactors project in Utah
A judge will hear a bid this month from environmentalists aiming to stop the development.
Front Range drilldown
Front Range drilldown
In the fight over oil and gas regulation, local control gains ground.
Idaho Power is waging war on renewable energy. Is it winning?
Idaho Power is waging war on renewable energy. Is it winning?
One of the West's great old-school monopolies and its multi-pronged attack on wind and solar.
A war for a dollar
A war for a dollar
Arizona's biggest utility goes after solar net metering
The Latest: Mt. Taylor uranium mines still haunt Navajo communities
The Latest: Mt. Taylor uranium mines still haunt Navajo communities
A permit for an inactive mine may be renewed.
Moving on up in the oil patch
Moving on up in the oil patch
Are the West’s energy fields the last bastion of the American Dream?
The Green Tea Party?
The Green Tea Party?
A conservative movement embracing rooftop solar seems to be emerging.