Energy & Industry

Why the West will continue to green without the Clean Power Plan
Why the West will continue to green without the Clean Power Plan
The region is poised for more renewable energy and less coal.
Oil expected in Dakota Access Pipeline this week
Oil expected in Dakota Access Pipeline this week
What ongoing legal battles tell us about protections for religious freedoms and government consultation with tribes.
Scott Pruitt isn’t the first administrator hostile to the EPA’s mission
Scott Pruitt isn’t the first administrator hostile to the EPA’s mission
How Reagan’s EPA chief left a roadmap for taking down the agency.
Yes Virginia, there is poop in your well
EPA study ties dairies to water pollution in Washington
The underwater gold rush
An Idaho Land Board decision thrusts suction dredging back into the public eye
The "truth" about organic food
The "truth" about organic food
Organic food is better for us than food grown on farms using pesticides, hormones or antibiotics. Here's why.
You get what you pay for
Federal energy subsidies make a big difference in which industries win and lose
Where's the beef?
In the future, it may be in a laboratory near you
Harness the wind, create a job
Harness the wind, create a job
The federal government should continue to support wind power with the Production Tax Credit, which provides stability in the industry.
It's a hardrock life
A new strategy in the struggle to clean up abandoned mines
Home rule
City versus state in Colorado oil and gas fight
Cracking the ozone code in Utah's gas fields
Cracking the ozone code in Utah's gas fields
Can gas drilling and clean air co-exist?
Promise of the Sea
Wave-energy development gains ground in Oregon
The Bay Area Chevron explosion shows gaps in refinery safety
The Bay Area Chevron explosion shows gaps in refinery safety
Oil refineries pose serious health hazards for nearby residents as well as workers, as the recent explosion in Richmond and other incidents, like one in Sinclair, Wyo., have made clear.
Beyond ozone
Researchers attempt to tease out the health effects of emissions from oil and gas drilling.
Romney energy plan more of the same
The GOP presidential candidate becomes the gajillionth politician to tout energy independence
Hawk watching on the Mokelumne River
Hawk watching on the Mokelumne River
Wind energy may pose a threat to raptors as immediate as encroaching development.
A tale of two power plants
Rulings for haze reductions play out differently for two southwest power stations
We cannot drill our way out of this mess: A review of Arctic Voices
We cannot drill our way out of this mess: A review of Arctic Voices
In Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point, renowned photographer Subhankar Banerjee hears from 39 writers, biologists, activists and Native Americans about the need to save the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Birkenstocks and Stetsons
Sustainable ranching isn't as new, or as alternative, as some Easterners might think
Price matters
How the natural gas glut is rippling across the economies and landscapes of the West (with charts!)
Will Utah's tar sands make it the Alberta of the high desert?
Will Utah's tar sands make it the Alberta of the high desert?
Calgary-based U.S. Oil Sands says it's ready to take its exploratory effort in eastern Utah’s Tavaputs Plateau commercial.
Coal-export schemes ignite unusual opposition, from Wyoming to India
Coal-export schemes ignite unusual opposition, from Wyoming to India
Ambitious schemes to build railroads and ports to ship Powder River Basin coal abroad will bring pollution and traffic to communities along the transport path, who are rising up in protest.