Energy & Industry

War of the words
War of the words
New oil and gas ‘codebook’ aims to help the public muddle through the fracking debate
Manmade quakes shake the Southwest
Manmade quakes shake the Southwest
Tremors in Colorado and New Mexico linked to coalbed methane extraction.
Tragedy, coincidence and patterns
Tragedy, coincidence and patterns
Review of “Downwind: A People’s History of the Nuclear West” by Sarah Alisabeth Fox.
Hot potato hunt
Mickey D's searches for new star spud for their famous fries.
Keeping uranium out of the Grand Canyon
Three groups file suit to prevent mine okayed in 1988.
The law of necessity
Necessity is no defense of bogus BLM bids
Wyoming - the Uranium State?
A uranium renaissance arrives in Wyoming
A cleaner coal?
A cleaner coal?
Proponents say that underground coal gasification could produce cleaner energy, but some environmentalists have their doubts.
Frack 2, Scene 1
Frack 2, Scene 1
New York City fights drilling in its watershed, and even some energy executives say the industry needs to be more transparent about the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.
A Western Town, Contaminated
Notes from a Montana town soaked in mining poisons
Metalpalooza '09
Metalpalooza '09
Metals mining is making an unexpectedly dramatic comeback in the West.
Audio: The joy of CX
Assistant editor Sarah Gilman explains why we should care about categorical exclusions.
Phosphate mining: a toxic tradition
Phosphate mining: a toxic tradition
Simplot plans for a phosphate mine in southeast Idaho endanger a family's ranching lifestyle.