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.
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.
Focus on the land, not the money
Grazing reforms would turn ranchers into stewards of the land.
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.
Washington doesn't get it, officials say
Custer National Forest is under pressure to speed oil and gas leasing.
Nuclear-free utility
Energy efficiency puts the Sacramento Municipal Utility District into the black.
Idaho ranchers finally get their man
Forest Service District Ranger Don Oman is to be transferred from his southern Idaho forest district.