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.
Nuclear waste is a terrible thing to mind
Dangerous blunders seem to be status quo among plant workers at Hanford
Reprieve in Montana
The Bureau of Land Management withdraws 20,000 acres of Sweetgrass Hills, a Native American spiritual site, from mineral development for two years.
Voices from the grave
Ranchers protest the proposed grazing fee hike at a People For the West! rally in New Mexico.
Mescaleros pursue nuclear storage
The Mescalero tribe in New Mexico has applied for $2.8 million to study the effects of a possible nuclear waste repository on their reservation.
Hot sludge
Los Alamos National Lab workers find radioactive waste in a church septic tank.
Downsizing defense
The Department of Energy sets scoping meetings on downsizing its nuclear weapons complex.
American Ground Zero: The Secret Nuclear War
Book excerpts from 'American Ground Zero: The Secret Nuclear War' by Carole Gallagher.
New mine disaster looms over Colorado
The Forest Service says the former Mid-Continent coal mine site in Colorado could be difficult to reclaim.
American declared war on ... Utah
'American Ground Zero: The Secret Nuclear War' by Carole Gallagher shows the victims' side of nuclear testing.
Overlooking overgrazing
BLM employees submit a report charging their agency with rangeland degradation.
Cracking the WIPP
A watchdog group says WIPP fails to meet DOE safety standards.
Culture in crisis
A critical review of the ranching film "Western Ranching: Culture in Crisis.'
Indians and environmentalists protest a Montana gold mine
Native Americans and environmentalists from the Mineral Policy Center and the Montana Environmental Information Center protest the expansion of the Pegasus gold mine.
Babbitt unveils new grazing proposal
Babbitt's grazing reform plans will be implemented slowly.
The coyote and the mouse
A rodent expert says that predators could help control hantavirus-spreading deer mice.
Nuclear industry rolls snake eyes in Nevada
The Nevada Legislature refuses the temptation of millions in federal funds by opposing the nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mt.
Grazers and greenies agree on reforms
The High Country Citizens' Alliance and the Gunnison County Stockgrowers work together on a grazing proposal.
Gold company stymied in Montana's Sweet Grass Hills
The BLM refuses permission to explore gold-mining claims in the Sweet Grass hills.
Takings and givings
'The Workbook', a guide to the skirmishes over grazing and the Catron County movement by Barry Sims, is reviewed.
Pistol-packing pickers
Mushroom harvesters are fired upon when they get too close to commercial pickers in Oregon.