Energy & Industry

Feds move to protect birds from oil pits and power lines
Feds move to protect birds from oil pits and power lines
Planned regulations come as many Western migratory species experience steep declines.
Northwest tribes are a growing obstacle to energy development
Northwest tribes are a growing obstacle to energy development
B.C. tribal members turned down $260K each in order to stop a gas terminal.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership could pipe in new business for the Western gas industry
The Trans-Pacific Partnership could pipe in new business for the Western gas industry
By lowering tariffs and regulatory hurdles, the deal could make it easier to sell natural gas to Japan.
Myths about myths
Some 'Green Energy' criticisms don't hold up
Hard times reshuffle the political deck
Hard times reshuffle the political deck
Colorado's economic slump forced Gov. Ritter to increase his support for natural gas, and Nevada voters may force hardrock mining to pay more in state taxes.
Nevada's Golden Child
Nevada's Golden Child
Hardrock mining's outsized political power in Nevada may finally be eroding, thanks to state budget woes.
Waste not ... or get nukes
Poor and minority communities pay the price for nuclear power.
Black Mesa mine mess
Protecting clean water on Navajo land
An age-old story of the high cost of coal
Coal mine disaster is a stark reminder of the human costs of energy production.
Audio: High Country Views, episode 3
Audio: High Country Views, episode 3
Sarah Gilman and Cally Carswell talk about tough times for coal.
Not so CX-y now
No more shortcuts for energy development on sensitive lands.
Frack-O-Rama
Hydraulic fracturing makes the news from Wyoming to DC.
Audio: High Country Views, episode 1
Audio: High Country Views, episode 1
Jonathan Thompson and Cally Carswell talk wind and coal.
All aboard the coal train
It's headed for Montana.
This'll buoy your day
The potential ecological impacts of marine and aquatic energy
Thumbs up for Wyo's wind tax
It could put wind on par with fossil fuels in the nation's energy colony
Mules making a comeback
Amish farmers and U.S. military find them useful
Booms, Busts, and B.S.
Politicians pass the buck, and life in Western Colorado goes on.
Cross(border) winds
Cross(border) winds
Facing tough opposition in the Southern California desert, companies look to build renewable energy plants in Mexico.
Native Farmers and Ranchers
USDA publishes data on Indigenous Americans involved in agriculture for the first time!
The Forgotten Mesa
The Forgotten Mesa
Without basic services, life on Pajarito Mesa is all about surviving.
Beanstalk 2013
A Portland skyscraper will host a living garden down its side.
Green energy isn't always popular
Local opposition to solar and geothermal proposals