Energy & Industry

Report warns of illegal drilling on federal land
Report warns of illegal drilling on federal land
Outdated rules and budget shortfalls make it hard to catch.
Extraction taxes are on the ballot
Extraction taxes are on the ballot
North Dakota and Nevada voters might learn something from Wyoming.
The Latest: When wind and solar need reliable backup power
The Latest: When wind and solar need reliable backup power
Western grid operators can now buy backup power on a real-time, open market to smooth intermittent renewables.
Mission critical
Mission critical
With global warming threatening the planet, even environmentalists are looking more kindly at natural gas.
Natural gas, the miracle fuel!
After a flurry of industry lobbying, Dems and greens get gassy.
You gotta dream big when you dream about oil shale
You gotta dream big when you dream about oil shale
Why not mine oil shale here in the West, but send it off to be processed somewhere else?
A Solar Plant a Tortoise Could Love
Could eSolar's Sierra SunTower help to end the Mojave land wars?
The rural West, on clearance
Agricultural land values plunge in the mountain West.
California sun and spray
State reviews heat stress for farmworkers, and pesticide use.
Revival or dam-nation?
Revival or dam-nation?
The push for alternative power could spawn a rush for small hydropower projects in the Northwest.
Uranium tangle, two years later
Residents of Weld County, Colo., continue to fight a uranium mine proposed in their backyards.
Navajo Nation passes green jobs legislation, 62-1
First tribe to set structure and policy for sustainable economy.
Retooling for the next mission
Retooling for the next mission
Iraq war veterans find a new life in Colorado, this time fighting for the environment with the help of Veterans Green Jobs.