Energy & Industry

Washington’s Swinomish sue to halt Bakken oil trains
Washington’s Swinomish sue to halt Bakken oil trains
Many communities fight transport of crude oil through their towns; some find legal footing to succeed.
Drilling Chaco: What's actually at stake
Drilling Chaco: What's actually at stake
It's the archaeological landscape beyond New Mexico's Chaco Canyon that is most threatened.
Forest Service sticks up for coal mining on roadless lands
Forest Service sticks up for coal mining on roadless lands
The agency will calculate climate impacts of mine expansions in western Colorado.
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
Radioactive Justice
What's safe, and how do we know?
Full frackin' disclosure
A new Wyoming rule mandates drillers publicize fracking chemicals ... But it may not be enough