Energy & Industry

Utah burn ban ignites outrage over ‘basic freedoms’
Utah burn ban ignites outrage over ‘basic freedoms’
The right to burn versus the right to breathe.
Another Yellowstone River oil spill
Another Yellowstone River oil spill
Pipeline safety regulation hasn't changed much since the last spill.
Livin' on the dredge: Army Corps mucks out the Snake
Livin' on the dredge: Army Corps mucks out the Snake
Do the benefits of barge traffic outweigh the cost of dams?
The latest: Biomass emissions
The EPA will not regulate greenhouse gas emissions from biomass facilities for the next three years.
Ethical metalsmiths
Of pawnshops and gold recycling in hard economic times
Another round against hardrock handouts
Senate bill would repeal mining tax breaks
Sittin' pretty in energy country
North Dakota and Wyoming buck Western budget and unemployment trends
A "New Era" for Indian Country?
Fed-aided energy extraction is nothing new. But renewables could be.
Small poultry farmers grapple with lack of slaughterhouses
Small poultry farmers grapple with lack of slaughterhouses
There just aren't enough slaughterhouses for small poultry farms in Oregon and other Western states.
The latest: Wyoming Range
The latest: Wyoming Range
PXP will be allowed to develop 136 gas natural gas wells in the Wyoming Range.
Decades of drilling
Decades of drilling
A graphic shows how Western states stack up against Texas and the Eastern U.S. when it comes to oil and gas drilling.
Bring the electrons home
Western communities look to localize electricity
Pinon Ridge uranium mill clears state hurdle
Pinon Ridge uranium mill clears state hurdle
Colorado moves one step closer to kickstarting a new Western uranium boom.