Energy & Industry

Latest: The EPA drops mine cleanup proposal
Latest: The EPA drops mine cleanup proposal
Obama-era plan required mining companies to prove they can pay for remediation.
Indian Country News: A monumental blow to tribes
Indian Country News: A monumental blow to tribes
Trump’s decision to shrink Bears Ears reopens wounds that Obama sought to heal.
What national monument protections do
What national monument protections do
Some say the Bears Ears shrinkage won’t change anything — they’re wrong.
Senate dukes it out with Babbitt
Western senators and ranchers are trying to kill Babbitt's grazing reform package.
1872 Mining Law comes calling on Sun Valley
The possibility of a new gold mine near Sun Valley ski area in Idaho causes a controversy over land use priorities.
China breaks brief nuclear silence
After China sets off a nuclear device, the U.S. stands ready to resume nuclear testing in Nevada.
Babbitt inherited a mess; his plan will make it worse
The authors argue that Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt's Rangeland Reform '94 proposal will do more harm than good.
Colorado gets tougher on oil firms
Colorado Director of Natural Resources, Ken Salazar, attempts to tighten regulations for oil and gas drilling in eastern Colorado, despite farmers' criticism that reforms fall short
Lost money in Utah
The BLM comes under fire from the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance for misplacing $1.2 million in grazing fees.
Showdown on the range
Legislators will decide the fate of Bruce Babbitt's Rangeland Reform "94 package.
Home Improvement
Homeowner tells his tale of woe when trying to upgrade his furnace efficiency.
Ranchers block public land in Wyoming
Ranchers block hunter access to a federal grazing allotment in Wyoming despite a BLM mandate.
The vagaries of western mine reclamation
A "Review of Hardrock Mine Reclamation Practices in Western States' by Ann Kersten and Susan Lynn provides technical background for mining law reform.
Lighthawk patrols mining
The environmental air-force, Lighthawk, is available to fly journalists, activists and politicians over mines to rally support for reform of the 1872 Mining Law.
State sues miners
Colorado sues the owners of a Mid-Continent resources for failing to reclaim coal mine near Redstone, Colo.
Wyoming hikes grazing fees
The Wyoming Board of Land Commissioners hikes grazing fees despite criticicsm from Sen. Malcolm Wallop.
The public process
Congress will select a conference committee to negotiate a compromise mining bill.
How to break the impasse over mining reform
Miner John Livermore and Sierra Club mining expert Glenn Miller draft a compromise bill for mining reform.
EPA cites Montana mine
The EPA cites a Montana mine for seven violations of the Clean Water Act.
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.