Energy & Industry

West Obsessed: The battle over solar energy
West Obsessed: The battle over solar energy
High Country News delves into a win for Nevada’s solar customers and what it means for the grid.
Coal. Guns. Freedom?
Coal. Guns. Freedom?
How the Trump administration has seized mythologies around coal.
These six Western monuments face reductions
These six Western monuments face reductions
See photos of the landscapes singled out in the Interior Department’s recommendations.
Alaska tribes attempt to block the controversial Pebble Mine
Alaska tribes attempt to block the controversial Pebble Mine
Some of the last surviving salmon-based cultures turn to the EPA to protect their communities.
Ted Turner: A Good Guy After All?
Ted Turner: A Good Guy After All?
The author of a new biography of one of the West's largest landholders speaks with HCN about conservation, capitalism and Cousteau.
 EPA’s abandoned Wyoming fracking study one retreat of many
EPA’s abandoned Wyoming fracking study one retreat of many
The EPA recently dropped a controversial study that links fracking and water pollution in Wyoming.
The American West and the Energiewende: Part II
We can have a renewables revolution that's even more robust than Germany's.
A man needs a parade
The bizarre true story of a tar sands "protest" in Utah headlined by Neil Young and Daryl Hannah
EPA drops study linking fracking to Pavillion pollution
The Obama administration appears to be backing off, yet again, in Wyoming
The Latest: A gold tax in the Silver State?
The Latest: A gold tax in the Silver State?
Voters will decide if Nevada should finally increase the taxes mining companies pay
Helium rising in the West
Helium rising in the West
The region has become an important source of the technologically vital gas.
Hal Herring on the Rocky Mountain Front
Hal Herring on the Rocky Mountain Front
Hal Herring talks with KDNK's Nelson Harvey about looming energy development in his wild and sprawling backyard
Plugging in
Getting back on the grid after 15 years
Clinging to coal on the reservation is looking backward
Clinging to coal on the reservation is looking backward
Buying a 50-year old coal mine is a bad idea for the Navajo
So long, San Onofre (in like 700 million years)
The closing of a Southern California nuclear plant signals the end of an era — and the start of another
Tribes battle austerity with energy development
As the West burns, Native American leaders convene to plan their energy future.
Cow stomp: using cattle to reclaim mine land
Can Colorado ranchers and the Forest Service work together to erase old mining scars?
The United States of Energy
A cool new map shows the U.S.'s energy production and potential
It’s too soon to end Arizona’s solar incentives
It’s too soon to end Arizona’s solar incentives
Net metering is under attack in one of the nation's sunniest states
Wyoming digs its 10 billionth ton of coal
Wyoming digs its 10 billionth ton of coal
The industry hopes Wyoming's coal bonanza lasts another 100 years. But mining's peaks and valleys have never been entirely in its control.