Energy & Industry

Could fugitive methane help out remote communities?
Could fugitive methane help out remote communities?
The greenhouse gas that seeps from underground is both a problem and opportunity.
Five Western waterways worse than the orange Animas
Five Western waterways worse than the orange Animas
Colorado’s Animas River has gotten the most attention — but it’s hardly alone.
EPA proposes reducing methane leaks from oil and gas production
EPA proposes reducing methane leaks from oil and gas production
The regulations are part of Obama’s strategy to fight climate change.
Biomass energy production in the Interior West
Politicians’ push development; citizens and economists are not so sure
Mountain of ... bluster
The decision to choose Yucca Mountain in the first place was political too, ya know
Should oil refiners disclose more health and safety info?
Workers stand up to Tesoro and others
Wind farms test efforts to cooperate on Oregon's Steens Mountain
Wind farms test efforts to cooperate on Oregon's Steens Mountain
Legislation protecting the mountain fails to prevent energy development proposals.
Steens Mountain wind farms
Steens Mountain wind farms
Columbia Energy Partners plans to build four 104-MW wind farms with 40 to 60 turbines each on Steens Mountain. East and West Ridge will be on private land inside the protected area boundaries, Echanis on private land just outside the protected area and Riddle Mountain on state land.
Cuts to energy, transportation and the environment
Moving Washington beyond coal
What does a coal-free future look like?
Clearing the way for renewables
BLM gives wind, solar a break from obstructive mining claims
Sucking up gold
California and Oregon try to control suction dredge mining in rivers.
American Indians suffer from high gas prices
Remoteness of many reservations leads to a reliance on fossil fuels
Rare-earth reality check
Rare-earth reality check
Suddenly, everyone is eyeing the West's rare-earth deposits, but mining and processing the metals will not be easy.
Sustainable ag education loses funding
Budget bill eliminates ATTRA program
Time is running out for the Grand Canyon
Uranium mining moratorium ends soon
Rare earth deposits in the West
Jobs vs. the environment?
A solar panel factory in Phoenix seems like (mostly) good news.
On Navajo Nation, Power Authority slips away
Layoffs at the DPA, and pleas for federal incentives
LEDs ought to be leading the way
LEDs ought to be leading the way
Forward-thinking towns and cities are lighting their streets with LEDs -- light-emitting diodes -- that save both energy and money.
Using Japan to discuss energy at home
A Phoenix resident muses on nuclear and renewables
Agriculture by the numbers
USDA’s Census of Agriculture provides key data and insights
Organic farmers prepare to ward off genetic trespassers
Growers gear up to prevent pollen drift from modified seeds