Energy & Industry

Tribes band together to fight an oil pipeline
Tribes band together to fight an oil pipeline
The Standing Sioux protest in North Dakota reverberates around the world.
In North Dakota protest, new exposure for tribal issues
In North Dakota protest, new exposure for tribal issues
Social media and broad anxieties over climate change are bringing more publicity to Standing Rock Sioux pipeline protests.
Latest: Feds warn states against letting mining companies self-bond
Latest: Feds warn states against letting mining companies self-bond
Three major coal companies have filed for bankruptcy this year.
BLM plans for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
BLM plans for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
A controversial proposal for the nation’s biggest chunk of public land aims to allow energy development -- and protect wildlife.
Boom, bust, yawn
How do you cover oil and gas development in an exciting way?
Protecting the Piceance
Hunting group has plans for new type of conservation
Producing more power means using more water
Producing more power means using more water
Federal agencies often overlook the tight relationship between energy production and water use.
If we don't get our energy here, where will we get it?
If we don't get our energy here, where will we get it?
Examining the argument that this place is more special than the rest.
End of an era?
American paternalism is on the outs in Indian Country
A rancher must sell out after losing a court case against a gas company
A rancher must sell out after losing a court case against a gas company
A lawsuit over a pipeline leaves Dow Rippy broke.
Cementing demand for coal
In Southwestern Colorado a coal mine owned by a Mexican cement company thrives
Resistant weeds through history
Resistant weeds through history
A timeline of genetic modification from the 1950s onward.
Agrichemical companies power up genetically modified seeds
Agrichemical companies power up genetically modified seeds
The next generation of engineered seeds will escalate herbicide spraying, with potentially large environmental consequences.
Protecting the forests, and maybe the deserts, too
Protecting the forests, and maybe the deserts, too
Environmentalists are trying to buy out oil and gas leases in national forests, including the Wyoming Range and Thompson Creek Divide, while the drillers often have their way in the desert and sagebrush.
Costly new geothermal technology could edge out fossil fuels
Costly new geothermal technology could edge out fossil fuels
A new form of geothermal energy has the potential to revolutionize U.S. power production, if costs come down.
For sale: The North Fork Valley
Controversial Colorado oil and gas leases back on the table
Much ado about mutton
Low prices cripple the sheep industry
Coal production and employment in two regions
Annual share of fossil fuel-fired electric power generation, 1950-2012
Economics, not environmental regs, are battering coal power
Economics, not environmental regs, are battering coal power
If King Coal wants a boost, it should go after "Drill Baby Drill."
King Coal is still King
Peabody Energy will cut 1,000 jobs, but it is not because of hard times.
In the West, the rare earth rush is on
Companies hope to open mines in Wyoming, Utah, and Idaho
Citizen oversight fizzles in Wyoming gas patch
Beleaguered Pinedale Anticline Working Group votes to disband