Energy & Industry

Gold King Mine water was headed for the Animas, anyway
Gold King Mine water was headed for the Animas, anyway
The nuts and bolts of acid mine drainage.
Could fugitive methane help out remote communities?
Could fugitive methane help out remote communities?
The greenhouse gas that seeps from underground is both a problem and opportunity.
Five Western waterways worse than the orange Animas
Five Western waterways worse than the orange Animas
Colorado’s Animas River has gotten the most attention — but it’s hardly alone.
Yet another tar-sands hazard
Acidic oil from tar sands endangers the public and the environment.
Fish (farm) on
Feds open up to aquaculture
The birds and the blades
Feds release new wind power guidelines
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.
Fast Times at California's Petroleum High
Fast Times at California's Petroleum High
A day in the life of the U.S.'s first high school academy devoted to oil production.
USDA to farmers: plant genetically modified crops!
GMO beets and alfalfa get federal go-ahead
Conservation progress in the Wyoming Range
Forest Service cancels natural gas leases
The latest: Biomass emissions
The EPA will not regulate greenhouse gas emissions from biomass facilities for the next three years.
Ethical metalsmiths
Of pawnshops and gold recycling in hard economic times
Another round against hardrock handouts
Senate bill would repeal mining tax breaks
Sittin' pretty in energy country
North Dakota and Wyoming buck Western budget and unemployment trends
A "New Era" for Indian Country?
Fed-aided energy extraction is nothing new. But renewables could be.
Small poultry farmers grapple with lack of slaughterhouses
Small poultry farmers grapple with lack of slaughterhouses
There just aren't enough slaughterhouses for small poultry farms in Oregon and other Western states.
The latest: Wyoming Range
The latest: Wyoming Range
PXP will be allowed to develop 136 gas natural gas wells in the Wyoming Range.
Decades of drilling
Decades of drilling
A graphic shows how Western states stack up against Texas and the Eastern U.S. when it comes to oil and gas drilling.
Bring the electrons home
Western communities look to localize electricity
Pinon Ridge uranium mill clears state hurdle
Pinon Ridge uranium mill clears state hurdle
Colorado moves one step closer to kickstarting a new Western uranium boom.
Bad Omens for Arch Coal
Despite regulatory setbacks, the company strikes a new deal.
New hope for old mines
Biochar may offer clean-up solution
Proposed Colorado uranium mill gets key state go-ahead
Long-dormant industry could rise again