Energy & Industry

Washington’s Swinomish sue to halt Bakken oil trains
Washington’s Swinomish sue to halt Bakken oil trains
Many communities fight transport of crude oil through their towns; some find legal footing to succeed.
Drilling Chaco: What's actually at stake
Drilling Chaco: What's actually at stake
It's the archaeological landscape beyond New Mexico's Chaco Canyon that is most threatened.
Forest Service sticks up for coal mining on roadless lands
Forest Service sticks up for coal mining on roadless lands
The agency will calculate climate impacts of mine expansions in western Colorado.
He who buys the most names wins
Nevada mining tax initiative fails to gather enough $2-a piece votes.
High Country Views, episode 7
High Country Views, episode 7
Rachel Waldholz, Sarah Gilman and Cally Carswell talk fracking and onshore oil and gas drilling.
Drilling on the green
Drilling on the green
Residents of Battlement Mesa react to gas drilling in their community.
A Culture of Failure
Communities succeed where regulators fail
Colin Peterson, the 2012 Farm Bill and the environment
Powerful Congressman excludes enviros from initial hearings
Gulf tragedy highlights need for Native renewables
Tribes can point the way to a new energy economy.
A Swift SWIP hike
Hiking 500 miles of a transmission line route. With beans.
Clean air, hazy politics
Clean air, hazy politics
A new Colorado air quality law pits coal against natural gas -- and rural environmentalists against urban ones.
Grand Canyon uranium threatens tribal water
Canyon guardians seek protection from mining contamination
Refinery blues
Sinclair spills again, and other refinery failures.