Energy & Industry

A millennial mayor and his timber town
A millennial mayor and his timber town
This young local is trying to transform Aberdeen, Washington, into a city for his generation.
New renewable energy projects may find opportunity in old transmission lines
New renewable energy projects may find opportunity in old transmission lines
A Montana wind energy project plans to make use of existing infrastructure built for coal.
Coal downturn hits railroads hard
Coal downturn hits railroads hard
Federal transportation board rejected a proposed Montana railroad due to coal bankruptcies.
Harness the wind, create a job
Harness the wind, create a job
The federal government should continue to support wind power with the Production Tax Credit, which provides stability in the industry.
It's a hardrock life
A new strategy in the struggle to clean up abandoned mines
Home rule
City versus state in Colorado oil and gas fight
Cracking the ozone code in Utah's gas fields
Cracking the ozone code in Utah's gas fields
Can gas drilling and clean air co-exist?
Promise of the Sea
Wave-energy development gains ground in Oregon
The Bay Area Chevron explosion shows gaps in refinery safety
The Bay Area Chevron explosion shows gaps in refinery safety
Oil refineries pose serious health hazards for nearby residents as well as workers, as the recent explosion in Richmond and other incidents, like one in Sinclair, Wyo., have made clear.
Beyond ozone
Researchers attempt to tease out the health effects of emissions from oil and gas drilling.
Romney energy plan more of the same
The GOP presidential candidate becomes the gajillionth politician to tout energy independence
Hawk watching on the Mokelumne River
Hawk watching on the Mokelumne River
Wind energy may pose a threat to raptors as immediate as encroaching development.
A tale of two power plants
Rulings for haze reductions play out differently for two southwest power stations
We cannot drill our way out of this mess: A review of Arctic Voices
We cannot drill our way out of this mess: A review of Arctic Voices
In Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point, renowned photographer Subhankar Banerjee hears from 39 writers, biologists, activists and Native Americans about the need to save the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Birkenstocks and Stetsons
Sustainable ranching isn't as new, or as alternative, as some Easterners might think
Price matters
How the natural gas glut is rippling across the economies and landscapes of the West (with charts!)
Will Utah's tar sands make it the Alberta of the high desert?
Will Utah's tar sands make it the Alberta of the high desert?
Calgary-based U.S. Oil Sands says it's ready to take its exploratory effort in eastern Utah’s Tavaputs Plateau commercial.
Coal-export schemes ignite unusual opposition, from Wyoming to India
Coal-export schemes ignite unusual opposition, from Wyoming to India
Ambitious schemes to build railroads and ports to ship Powder River Basin coal abroad will bring pollution and traffic to communities along the transport path, who are rising up in protest.
A look inside a clean water regulator's mind
Why the EPA ignores factory farm pollution
Black Sunday, 30 years later
Black Sunday, 30 years later
The author attends a peculiar reunion, a meeting with the former Exxon executives who pulled the plug on oil shale three decades ago.
A revision to our energy future
Conservationists will influence new energy corridors
Afield with a vegan gas man
Afield with a vegan gas man
HCN talks with Eric Sanford of SG Interests about the politics of energy development, split estate, and more.
High Noon for solar
High Noon for solar
Why does solar power development lag in the United States when it has taken off all over Europe?