Energy & Industry

Wyoming trespass law is the latest in grazing battle
Wyoming trespass law is the latest in grazing battle
Questions remain over whether the bill prohibits certain data collection on federal land or just private and state.
Sightseeing at an open pit mine in Arizona copper country
Sightseeing at an open pit mine in Arizona copper country
The mines are still in business, yet towns that once flourished are now mostly gone.
Courts force feds to consider climate impacts of mining coal
Courts force feds to consider climate impacts of mining coal
A Colorado mine sees the latest in a string of rulings that may threaten the industry.
Mixing oil and water in California
Mixing oil and water in California
Farmers and the oil industry clash over water in Kern County, Calif.
Weighing the costs of unobtainium
Rare earth metals used for electronics may soon be mined domestically
Pondering palm oil
A ubiquitous ingredient is tied to forest degradation in tropical countries
Drill the parks
Colorado parks look to oil and gas for funding
Fun with factory farms!
An interactive map of animal cities
What's old is new again
Gold price surge raises economic versus environment question
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
Fortification or sacrifice?
The hidden cost of relying on natural gas as a bridge fuel
Utahns tar the tar sands
Western enviros challenge proposed tar sands mine in Utah.
A tiny energy revolution
Energy innovators plant roots in communities
Grazing takes the heat
Federal courts favor conservationists in two cases