Energy & Industry

The Latest: New Mexico fracking ban overturned
The Latest: New Mexico fracking ban overturned
A win for industry in the nation’s first county to ban the practice.
Statistical realism
Statistical realism
David Hughes crunches unpopular numbers for the shale oil boom.
Wastewater pipelines often leak in North Dakota
Wastewater pipelines often leak in North Dakota
Breaches in pipelines that carry water away from the oilfields can have devastating consequences.
Sunshine and transmission lines
"Green" doesn't keep controversy away
Hardrock Mining Showdown
Hardrock Mining Showdown
In southern Arizona, the Forest Service is debating whether to defy the 1872 Mining Law and stop a controversial copper mine.
Mining Reform: Deja vu again and again
Mining Reform: Deja vu again and again
A 138-year-old law blocks serious hardrock mining reform, despite the untiring work of activists.
Another Tesoro Flare-Up
One more black mark for a black hat oil company.
A just transition to a clean energy future off coal can happen
The real question is how fast and how just?
Of grizzlies and tortoises
How utility scale solar threatens the ecology of the Mojave Desert.
Mining in the modern West
Are the benefits worth the costs?
First nations continue tar sands pushback
Tribes gain support as tar sands momentum slows
Dredging Western rivers for gold
Is it “recreation” or “mining”….or both?
Shale games
BLM advances oil shale research in Colorado and Utah