Energy & Industry

Interior launches national conversation on federal coal
Interior launches national conversation on federal coal
Should royalties be higher to account for social costs of climate change?
Murkowski unveils energy plan for the nation
Murkowski unveils energy plan for the nation
Highlights and what it would mean for Western states.
Idaho mining dispute raises questions about the future of wilderness
Idaho mining dispute raises questions about the future of wilderness
A grandfathered mining claim has opened the doors to development.
All hopped up
All hopped up
Organic hop growers are toasting new regulations that require organic beers to use organic hops.
Our forest
Our forest
Hunters in Wyoming's Noble Basin protest proposed gas drilling
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.