Energy & Industry

Arrival of the cost-benefit state
Arrival of the cost-benefit state
The Supreme Court wants the Environmental Protection Agency to weigh human health against costs to industry.
Climate showdown on the Willamette in Oregon
Climate showdown on the Willamette in Oregon
Activists target shipping hubs to influence fossil fuel development in Alaska.
Interior launches national conversation on federal coal
Interior launches national conversation on federal coal
Should royalties be higher to account for social costs of climate change?
Clean coal still mostly a dream
Will Wyoming and Montana ever be able to cash in on a "clean coal" reality?
Out of their mines
Why calls to allow good Samaritans to clean up old mines are a bad idea
With Heavy Government Help, Solar Continues Expansion in West
Will solar subsidies pay off?
Abrahm Lustgarten on fracking
Abrahm Lustgarten on fracking
An interview with ProPublica energy and environment reporter Abrahm Lustgarten.
Hydrofracked: One man's quest for answers about natural gas drilling
Hydrofracked: One man's quest for answers about natural gas drilling
A Wyoming farmer battles industry and bureaucracy trying to find out whether hydraulic fracturing -- used in natural gas drilling -- polluted his drinking water.
To Drill or Not to Drill is Not the Only Question
We may worship the derrick less than polls and reporting suggest
BLM shields renewable projects from mining speculation
BLM shields renewable projects from mining speculation
New rule clears the way for solar and wind projects on public land.
A toothless watchdog
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission shows the triumph of corporate power.
A nuclear watchdog pushes feds on safety
A nuclear watchdog pushes feds on safety
California Republican state Sen. Sam Blakeslee questions the Nuclear Regulatory Commission about the safety of the state’s nuclear plants.
New Indian Energy Policy Draft Rewrites Bush-era Law
And sings the sovereignty tune.
Coal-to-liquids plant founders
As the Crow Reservation suffers floods, a planned energy project sinks away
Will genetically modified salmon be labelled?
Feds don't require it, but states are considering stricter regulations
Uranium cleanup begins on Navajo Nation
EPA finally starts removing a radioactive mess
Eminent domain expands
Montana gives corporations the power to condemn private land.
Biomass energy production in the Interior West
Politicians’ push development; citizens and economists are not so sure
Mountain of ... bluster
The decision to choose Yucca Mountain in the first place was political too, ya know
Should oil refiners disclose more health and safety info?
Workers stand up to Tesoro and others
Wind farms test efforts to cooperate on Oregon's Steens Mountain
Wind farms test efforts to cooperate on Oregon's Steens Mountain
Legislation protecting the mountain fails to prevent energy development proposals.
Steens Mountain wind farms
Steens Mountain wind farms
Columbia Energy Partners plans to build four 104-MW wind farms with 40 to 60 turbines each on Steens Mountain. East and West Ridge will be on private land inside the protected area boundaries, Echanis on private land just outside the protected area and Riddle Mountain on state land.