Energy & Industry

West Obsessed: How Trump has affected the region so far
West Obsessed: How Trump has affected the region so far
Taking stock of the deregulation of land and climate protections in 2017.
‘Orphaned’ oil and gas wells are on the rise
‘Orphaned’ oil and gas wells are on the rise
Wells left behind by industry threaten to overwhelm Western states.
More prime sage grouse habitat is open for drilling
More prime sage grouse habitat is open for drilling
The Trump administration will allow oil and gas leasing in key sagebrush lands.
Energy imbalance WTF?!
A little-noticed deal could be a big deal for renewable energy in the West
Here comes the sun?
Coal plant's closure could mean renewable energy for tribes
Pollinator problems
New research shows how much we rely on native bees and other pollinators.
Coal's gasping on the Colorado Plateau
Do agreements to shut down units at two of the West's biggest plants signal the end of the dirty fuel?
Feds enabled oil drillers, others to cheat Fort Berthold tribes
Feds enabled oil drillers, others to cheat Fort Berthold tribes
Tribal corruption and lowball prices have denied an oil-rich North Dakota Indian reservation more than $1 billion in royalties and leases
Water is life for the Navajo Nation
Water is life for the Navajo Nation
The Navajos need clean renewable-energy projects, not polluting coal-fired power plants.
Delayed gratification
Megaloads opposition is having a lingering impact
The more we drill, the more vulnerable we become
The more we drill, the more vulnerable we become
Exporting energy increases the pressure to drill here at home.
Of cows and climate
Is the BLM starting to consider whether grazing exacerbates climate change?
‘It helps to be irritating’
Recent strides (and losses) in the oil and gas regulatory world underscore the importance of public engagement
Bakken tech boomlet?
A handful of companies try to reduce waste from gas flaring in North Dakota
Powering down
For Montana electric utility, deregulation comes home to roost
Can the West have its own Energiewende?
Los Angeles adopts a German-like feed-in-tariff to encourage rooftop solar
How to clean up abandoned mines -- without landing in court
How to clean up abandoned mines -- without landing in court
Anyone who tries to fix a draining mine may become liable for its water pollution. But Good Samaritans are finding ways to avoid getting sued for their good deeds.
Growing our gas
The renewable fuel standard has potential, but the omission of algae is a big hole
Mine cleanup for dummies: A flowchart
Forest Service wields an uncommon mining law
In Idaho the agency is challenging gold mining claims in an area once slated for hydropower
Energy geeks rejoice!
Our quickie guide to trivial, extraction-related iPhone apps
Wyoming windsock you in the face!
The Cowboy state makes an ambitious bid to get California in on its wind
An interview with Joshua Zaffos
An interview with Joshua Zaffos
Joshua Zaffos discusses his story on industry money and higher education with KDNK's Nelson Harvey.