Energy & Industry

Coal. Guns. Freedom?
Coal. Guns. Freedom?
How the Trump administration has seized mythologies around coal.
These six Western monuments face reductions
These six Western monuments face reductions
See photos of the landscapes singled out in the Interior Department’s recommendations.
Key stories for understanding the monuments memo
Key stories for understanding the monuments memo
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has advised Trump to modify 10 designations.
State cites leaky lab
Los Alamos National Laboratory is fined for storing leaky waste.
Babbitt's feast of meetings
Babbitt sets three public meetings to discuss grazing.
New Mexico begins to regulate a huge mine
Molycorp in Mew Mexico comes under fire from Concerned Citizens Del Norte for polluting the Red River.
Grazing fees sink
Grazing fees drop for the second year in a row.
Big profits at big price
Wealthy corporations control, and abuse, a disproportionate amount of available forage according to a National Wildlife Federation report.
Mining reform may hit paydirt in 1993
Mining reform legislation which could overturn the 1872 Mining Law is introduced in Congress.
Energy reports
The DOE seeks comments on reports that examine problems within the agency.
A melting pot for unrelated agencies
A brief history of the Department of Energyis outlined.
Ornery grand jury
A grand jury report on the environmental crimes at the Rocky Flats nuclear bomb plant is released.
Calls for reform
Summitville mine pollution may lead to new reclamation regulations in Colorado.
The continuing saga of New Mexico's Gray Ranch
The Nature Conservancy sells the biologically diverse Gray Ranch amidst local concern.
High on hemp
A review of The Emperor Wears No Clothes, by hemp crusader Jack Herer.
Aluminum workers and cancer
A study links aluminum production to cancer in factory workers.
Nevada fences out hot waste, for now
A low-level nuclear waste dump closes in Beatty, Nevada.
Utah rejects nuclear dump
Utah rejects a high-level nuclear waste dump slated for San Juan County.
Tortoises, cattle race toward court
Wise Use attorney Karen Budd's effort to overturn BLM grazing cutbacks could affect the endangered desert tortoise and the Endangered Species Act.
Blackfoot River Valley may get huge mine
Senator Max Baucus stands to profit more from mining on his ranch property than the public gains on its public lands under the 1872 Mining Law.
Seeds of change
The book "Seeds of Change' examines massive agricultural changes arising from contact between the continents.
Nuclear power gets gassed
The Washington Public Power Supply System is too expensive, says the Bonneville Power Administration.
Gold mines are sucking aquifers dry
Gold mines are dewatering aquifers along Nevada's Humboldt River.