Energy & Industry

Gold King Mine water was headed for the Animas, anyway
Gold King Mine water was headed for the Animas, anyway
The nuts and bolts of acid mine drainage.
Could fugitive methane help out remote communities?
Could fugitive methane help out remote communities?
The greenhouse gas that seeps from underground is both a problem and opportunity.
Five Western waterways worse than the orange Animas
Five Western waterways worse than the orange Animas
Colorado’s Animas River has gotten the most attention — but it’s hardly alone.
High Country Views: Anticline deer decline
High Country Views: Anticline deer decline
Emilene Ostlind talks with former federal biologist Rollin Sparrowe about energy development on the Pinedale Anticline and its impact on wildlife.
Small Nevada tribe sues BLM over coal ash landfill
Ignoring health impacts is a "subtle form of racism"
The supposedly protected Wyoming Range faces new energy development
The supposedly protected Wyoming Range faces new energy development
Roughnecks and hunters are fighting plans to drill for natural gas in the Hoback-Noble Basin of the Wyoming Range.
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?