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.
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
Is this the nuclear renaissance?
Utah town debates a nuclear power plant.
Cows vs. RATs
Grazing fees hardly change; campers and hikers pay extra.
The costs of coal
A new report touts coal -- and ignores its negatives
Frackin' Fears
Report raises (yet more) concerns about drilling chemicals
Urban oilscape
Urban oilscape
Photos at the Center for Land Use Interpretation document Los Angeles's urban oil fields.
Unobtainium
Is the stuff of movies coming to a theater near you?
Safe(r) CX
At long last, the DOI reins in oil and gas development.
Welcoming Energy Production Home
Western towns should look local for power generation
Wyoming wind woes
Wyoming wind woes
A collage of images from Wyoming's wind country, where turbines are sprouting madly, and forces within the state are blowing back.
Walking with Sawdust
Perspective from an old lumberjack
Just in Time for Christmas: Itsy-Bitsy Solar PV
What if you could sprinkle solar cells on your hat?
The federal energy two-step
The federal energy two-step
Oil and gas companies are furious with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, but environmentalists wonder if he’ll go far enough in restraining the industry.
The picture of forest health
Old and new photos tell a logging story.
How big is your backyard?
How big is your backyard?
We all become NIMBYs when development threatens our favorite landscapes – even conservative oilmen like Wyoming’s Diemer True.
Wind Resistance
Wind Resistance
Wyoming is one of the best places in the world to generate power from wind. But the wind rush is running into opposition from greens, and the fossil fuel industry.