Energy & Industry

Arrival of the cost-benefit state
Arrival of the cost-benefit state
The Supreme Court wants the Environmental Protection Agency to weigh human health against costs to industry.
Climate showdown on the Willamette in Oregon
Climate showdown on the Willamette in Oregon
Activists target shipping hubs to influence fossil fuel development in Alaska.
Interior launches national conversation on federal coal
Interior launches national conversation on federal coal
Should royalties be higher to account for social costs of climate change?
Natural gas comes on strong
But I don't give out my number to fossil fuels
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.
Psssst…everyone… jobs in North Dakota.
North Dakota's oil fields are booming….is this 1982 or 2010?
Walking through the din of a coastal maelstrom
Walking through the din of a coastal maelstrom
A family hike along the Pacific Coast Trail becomes an exhilarating encounter with the fierce storm gods of Washington's wild Olympic Peninsula.
Sovereignty versus stewardship
New bill would reduce taxes and regulation on tribal energy projects.
Myths about myths
Some 'Green Energy' criticisms don't hold up
Hard times reshuffle the political deck
Hard times reshuffle the political deck
Colorado's economic slump forced Gov. Ritter to increase his support for natural gas, and Nevada voters may force hardrock mining to pay more in state taxes.
Nevada's Golden Child
Nevada's Golden Child
Hardrock mining's outsized political power in Nevada may finally be eroding, thanks to state budget woes.
Waste not ... or get nukes
Poor and minority communities pay the price for nuclear power.
Black Mesa mine mess
Protecting clean water on Navajo land
An age-old story of the high cost of coal
Coal mine disaster is a stark reminder of the human costs of energy production.