Energy & Industry

Washington’s Swinomish sue to halt Bakken oil trains
Washington’s Swinomish sue to halt Bakken oil trains
Many communities fight transport of crude oil through their towns; some find legal footing to succeed.
Drilling Chaco: What's actually at stake
Drilling Chaco: What's actually at stake
It's the archaeological landscape beyond New Mexico's Chaco Canyon that is most threatened.
Forest Service sticks up for coal mining on roadless lands
Forest Service sticks up for coal mining on roadless lands
The agency will calculate climate impacts of mine expansions in western Colorado.
The birds and the blades
Feds release new wind power guidelines
Inside Taft High
Inside Taft High
Teacher Ted Pendergrass and his students take us inside the first high school in the country devoted to oil production.
Fast Times at California's Petroleum High
Fast Times at California's Petroleum High
A day in the life of the U.S.'s first high school academy devoted to oil production.
USDA to farmers: plant genetically modified crops!
GMO beets and alfalfa get federal go-ahead
Conservation progress in the Wyoming Range
Forest Service cancels natural gas leases
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.