Energy & Industry

Mapping the large-scale loss of natural areas in the West
Mapping the large-scale loss of natural areas in the West
Urban sprawl, energy development, agriculture and forestry have an ever-larger footprint on the West.
What the U.S. can learn from European coal miners’ second act
What the U.S. can learn from European coal miners’ second act
Europe and the U.S. have taken different paths in response to climate concerns and coal declines.
Protests against drilling on public lands are escalating
Protests against drilling on public lands are escalating
In Colorado, another showdown at a government auction for oil and gas leases.
Pity the Green Pioneer
Can renewable technology thrive without a national energy policy?
Cadmium's presence in inexpensive jewelry can be dangerous
Metal additive deserves some scrutiny
Save the land by saving the rancher
Save the land by saving the rancher
The best way to preserve the West's public lands is by preserving the West's ranchers.
Speculating on solar
BLM rejects a Goldman Sachs subsidiary in Nevada
Methyl iodide's toxic saga continues
New documents show pesticide review process flawed
Wilderness for ANWR?
Greater protection considered for Arctic coastal plain
In megaloads battle, has David slain Goliath again?
ExxonMobil is backpedaling on use of Highway 12 for giant loads
Livid over livestock
A rule proposal is the newest U.S. attempt to have a national livestock traceability system
Air quality and all that gas
EPA proposes new rules for fracking
Biochar makeover for abandoned mines?
Biochar makeover for abandoned mines?
Researchers are trying to restore the damaged, acidic soil around abandoned hardrock mines with the help of biochar, a special form of charcoal.
Proposed Alaska dam pushes state to examine hydropower options
Project would help state reach renewable energy goals
The return of the Lords of Yesterday
The return of the Lords of Yesterday
The Old West-style extractive economy is roaring back to life, powered by the insatiable energy needs of countries like China.
Next train to ... China?
Billionaire drops opposition to a railroad that will give Montana coal a new path to market
Industry boosts pro-fracking PR
Denial of risks is an environmental injustice
Hydropower remains dominant energy source in the West
Despite the troubled past of dam building, water power still popular
A former energy company lawyer now fights for the other side
A former energy company lawyer now fights for the other side
Attorney Lance Astrella represents landowners coping with oil and gas development on their doorsteps.
The return of the Lords of Yesterday
The return of the Lords of Yesterday
The West's once-faltering extractive economy is roaring back to life, powered by the energy needs of developing countries like China.
Boom or bust for the West's fossil fuel economy?
Boom or bust for the West's fossil fuel economy?
The developing countries of Asia will drive future fossil fuel production in the West.
When the locals don't want your coal, sell it overseas
When the locals don't want your coal, sell it overseas
Global markets could keep Powder River Basin coal flowing overseas for decades to come.
Global Players in the West's Extraction Economy
Global Players in the West's Extraction Economy
An interactive map of global influence in Western energy plays