Energy & Industry

Gutting regulations damages democracy
Gutting regulations damages democracy
Shutting the public out of natural resource rule-making is bad for the environment — and the country.
Will only the flexible survive?
Will only the flexible survive?
Researchers are identifying the West’s wildlife that can best cope with climate change.
In solar scuffle, big utilities meet their match
In solar scuffle, big utilities meet their match
Solar advocates win a surprising victory in Nevada.
Agrichemical companies power up genetically modified seeds
Agrichemical companies power up genetically modified seeds
The next generation of engineered seeds will escalate herbicide spraying, with potentially large environmental consequences.
Protecting the forests, and maybe the deserts, too
Protecting the forests, and maybe the deserts, too
Environmentalists are trying to buy out oil and gas leases in national forests, including the Wyoming Range and Thompson Creek Divide, while the drillers often have their way in the desert and sagebrush.
Costly new geothermal technology could edge out fossil fuels
Costly new geothermal technology could edge out fossil fuels
A new form of geothermal energy has the potential to revolutionize U.S. power production, if costs come down.
For sale: The North Fork Valley
Controversial Colorado oil and gas leases back on the table
Much ado about mutton
Low prices cripple the sheep industry
Coal production and employment in two regions
Annual share of fossil fuel-fired electric power generation, 1950-2012
Economics, not environmental regs, are battering coal power
Economics, not environmental regs, are battering coal power
If King Coal wants a boost, it should go after "Drill Baby Drill."
King Coal is still King
Peabody Energy will cut 1,000 jobs, but it is not because of hard times.
In the West, the rare earth rush is on
Companies hope to open mines in Wyoming, Utah, and Idaho
Citizen oversight fizzles in Wyoming gas patch
Beleaguered Pinedale Anticline Working Group votes to disband
Of coal and cows in eastern Montana
Ranchers fear water pollution and lost supply as mines expand
Utah tar sands project gets key go ahead
Canadian U.S. Oil Sands plans to begin mining in late 2013
Drilling into the data
A few charts show the decline of the natural gas industry in Colorado
TransCanada expects your stall tactic
Delaying Keystone XL avoids the harder conversation
Another win in the Wyoming Range
Conservationists announce buyout of 58,000 acres of oil and gas leases to protect wildlife habitat
Keystone XL is still a questionable pipeline
Keystone XL is still a questionable pipeline
As the pipeline route is decided, ranchers worry about impacts to water quality in the case of spills
OPEC invades Hollywood!
The Heritage Foundation exposes a sinister, Arab nation-funded plot, that uses Matt Damon to destroy America's energy industry
Yes Virginia, there is poop in your well
EPA study ties dairies to water pollution in Washington
The underwater gold rush
An Idaho Land Board decision thrusts suction dredging back into the public eye