Energy & Industry

West Obsessed: How Trump has affected the region so far
West Obsessed: How Trump has affected the region so far
Taking stock of the deregulation of land and climate protections in 2017.
‘Orphaned’ oil and gas wells are on the rise
‘Orphaned’ oil and gas wells are on the rise
Wells left behind by industry threaten to overwhelm Western states.
More prime sage grouse habitat is open for drilling
More prime sage grouse habitat is open for drilling
The Trump administration will allow oil and gas leasing in key sagebrush lands.
The sounds of silence, Eastern style
The sounds of silence, Eastern style
After many years in timber, remembering fights over public land use.
Coalbed methane bust leaves thousands of orphaned gas wells in Wyoming
Coalbed methane bust leaves thousands of orphaned gas wells in Wyoming
And the state is starting to come to terms with an orphaned gas well problem.
Uranium belt towns face bleak economics
Uranium belt towns face bleak economics
A new documentary gets a good reception from both sides of the issue.
KDNK Radio speaks with Allen Best
KDNK Radio speaks with Allen Best
Colorado's hemp entrepreneur.
The Latest: Interior approves a 990-mile-long transmission line
The Latest: Interior approves a 990-mile-long transmission line
Parts of the Gateway West project are still open to veto from the BLM.
The Latest: Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site looks more distant than ever
The Latest: Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site looks more distant than ever
Energy Department ordered to stop collecting fees for construction.
Can more oil extraction cut CO2 emissions from power plants?
Can more oil extraction cut CO2 emissions from power plants?
Some environmentalists are getting behind enhanced oil recovery.
Fracking in Utah’s Escalante canyons?
Fracking in Utah’s Escalante canyons?
Powerless when a company comes to my small town.
A Colorado carpenter takes a chance on hemp
A Colorado carpenter takes a chance on hemp
Can an agrarian insurrection revitalize this High Plains town?
Oil shale never stays down long
Oil shale never stays down long
The implications of Shell Oil's abandonment of its oil shale project in western Colorado.
Worst place for a major mine?
Worst place for a major mine?
Update on the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region -- a threat to the world’s best salmon ecosystem.