Energy & Industry

Wyoming trespass law is the latest in grazing battle
Wyoming trespass law is the latest in grazing battle
Questions remain over whether the bill prohibits certain data collection on federal land or just private and state.
Sightseeing at an open pit mine in Arizona copper country
Sightseeing at an open pit mine in Arizona copper country
The mines are still in business, yet towns that once flourished are now mostly gone.
Courts force feds to consider climate impacts of mining coal
Courts force feds to consider climate impacts of mining coal
A Colorado mine sees the latest in a string of rulings that may threaten the industry.
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.
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.
Bad Omens for Arch Coal
Despite regulatory setbacks, the company strikes a new deal.
New hope for old mines
Biochar may offer clean-up solution
Proposed Colorado uranium mill gets key state go-ahead
Long-dormant industry could rise again
Extracting the West
Megaloads, mining, and more
Not in my backyard?
Uranium skepticism could be warranted in Colorado
High Country Views, Big solar marches on
High Country Views, Big solar marches on
Cally Carswell talks with HCN contributing editor Judith Lewis about the muscle the feds are putting behind solar energy development on public land.
In the zones
BLM's solar energy study disappoints environmentalists
Oil and Water Don't Mix with California Agriculture
Oil and Water Don't Mix with California Agriculture
In Kern County, Calif., the oil industry shares land and water with fruit-growers and farmers -- not always comfortably.