Energy & Industry

Gunnison sage grouse gets divisive 'threatened' listing
Gunnison sage grouse gets divisive 'threatened' listing
The decision upsets enviros and industry alike.
Analyst challenges predictions for Western oil booms
Analyst challenges predictions for Western oil booms
North Dakota and Texas fields could be at a fraction of current productivity by 2040, says a new report.
Water use is lower than it's been in 45 years
Water use is lower than it's been in 45 years
U.S. population has grown by 105 million people since 1970, yet we somehow shrank our water footprint.
Hard times reshuffle the political deck
Hard times reshuffle the political deck
Colorado's economic slump forced Gov. Ritter to increase his support for natural gas, and Nevada voters may force hardrock mining to pay more in state taxes.
Nevada's Golden Child
Nevada's Golden Child
Hardrock mining's outsized political power in Nevada may finally be eroding, thanks to state budget woes.
Waste not ... or get nukes
Poor and minority communities pay the price for nuclear power.
Black Mesa mine mess
Protecting clean water on Navajo land
An age-old story of the high cost of coal
Coal mine disaster is a stark reminder of the human costs of energy production.
Audio: High Country Views, episode 3
Audio: High Country Views, episode 3
Sarah Gilman and Cally Carswell talk about tough times for coal.
Not so CX-y now
No more shortcuts for energy development on sensitive lands.
Frack-O-Rama
Hydraulic fracturing makes the news from Wyoming to DC.
Audio: High Country Views, episode 1
Audio: High Country Views, episode 1
Jonathan Thompson and Cally Carswell talk wind and coal.
All aboard the coal train
It's headed for Montana.