Energy & Industry
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.
A more secure safety net for workers in transition means higher taxes, a tradeoff many Americans oppose.
Legislative barriers to more widespread community solar remain, although some states are taking action.
Conservation, wilderness and water provisions long in the works were added to the massive energy bill.
- Renee Dixon on Stop the rock-stacking
- LaOnda Clark on Photos: A protest over imprisoned ranchers becomes an occupation of a wildlife refuge
- Daniel Greenstadt on Biking bill is a smokescreen for opening up wilderness
- Eric Haggstrom on Balancing the pulls of domesticity and wilderness
- Toby Thaler on Nuclear power divides California’s environmentalists