Energy & Industry
USGS now says the region has the nation’s second-largest reserves, but a flush market means little will change for now.
Legislators say wind needs to pay its fair share, but critics fear a higher tax could drive energy—and revenue—away.
Urban sprawl, energy development, agriculture and forestry have an ever-larger footprint on the West.
Lead poisoning in children is underreported nationwide, and the West’s lack of data is particularly glaring.