Energy & Industry

Court sides with industry on power plant emissions
Court sides with industry on power plant emissions
Supreme Court decision is a setback to one of the biggest environmental actions of the Obama administration.
The U.S.’s only rare-earth mine files for bankruptcy
The U.S.’s only rare-earth mine files for bankruptcy
How plain old economics could end Molycorp’s Mountain Pass Mine in the Mojave Desert.
Arctic off-shore drilling hits home in Barrow, Alaska
Arctic off-shore drilling hits home in Barrow, Alaska
Dispatch from the nation’s northernmost town, a community divided.
Coal still king
Salazar travels to Wyoming to "cheerlead" coal development
The end of the Mojave coal-fired power plant
Coal's toxic legacy falls with deafening thud
Why bother cooking what nature failed to finish?
Why bother cooking what nature failed to finish?
A tar sands development proposed for Utah is insane on every level: economically, environmentally and just practically.
The Big Four Meatpackers
The Big Four Meatpackers
Statistics on how much control the "Big Four" have in the U.S. beef marketplace and worldwide.
Beef cattle operations, 1980-2010
Cattlemen struggle against giant meatpackers and economic squeezes
Cattlemen struggle against giant meatpackers and economic squeezes
Ranchers battle gigantic meatpackers to get a fair price for cattle in a changing economy.
Lakeview renewable projects proposed and in progress
Ruthless economics
Ruthless economics
By insisting on buying goods, especially food, as cheaply as possible, we ignore the hidden and occasionally horrendous costs.
Wyoming uranium has uncertain future
Mining may be put on hold due to safety concerns
Montana transmission lines draw opposition from all sides
Montana transmission lines draw opposition from all sides
Republicans battle Republicans, environmentalists battle environmentalists, over power lines for wind and solar energy.
Nuclear Disaster Reverberates in the West
Uranium stocks fall amidst reactor safety concerns.
Rare earth, indeed
Rare earth mining claims staked out on Otero Mesa
Does natural gas drilling make people sick?
Colorado report from Battlement Mesa says yes
Let us bid!
Should anyone be able to buy energy leases?
Major proposed and existing transmission lines in the West
Rising gas prices hurt poor most of all
A real energy solution includes all
How green is your wind farm?
Enviro opposition to big renewable projects goes too far
Ozone in the air
Air pollution over gas fields is sometimes worse than in major cities.
Exploring rural communities, food and environment
USDA atlases offer data-rich experiences
Unpacking health hazards in fracking's chemical cocktail
A look at the ingredients used in hydraulic fracturing fluid in Wyoming.