Energy & Industry

Pipeline protesters seek refuge from the cold
Pipeline protesters seek refuge from the cold
A dispatch from Prairie Knights Casino, now an outpost of the Standing Rock protests.
Missing science, disagreement surrounds fracking report
Missing science, disagreement surrounds fracking report
Pavillion, Wyoming is at the center of a fight over fracking’s risks.
West Obsessed: The view from inside Standing Rock’s camps
West Obsessed: The view from inside Standing Rock’s camps
In a special episode, we talk to reporter Tay Wiles, who is in North Dakota reporting on DAPL protests.
Farm incubators help would-be farmers succeed on their own
Farm incubators help would-be farmers succeed on their own
Viva Farms is a "farm incubator" in Washington's Skagit Valley that helps aspiring cash-poor farmers like Nelida Martinez start and successfully operate their own businesses.
The ranchers who turned the tide against the XL pipeline
A grass roots effort that worked
Changing the way renewables are funded
One idea: rob from the rich (subsidized fossil fuels) and give to the poor (renewables)
The (slowly) changing face of energy country
In many corners of the Southwest, renewable energy potential remains just that
Feds attempt to speed complicated process of building power lines
Feds attempt to speed complicated process of building power lines
The Obama administration's electrical transmission permitting agencies are cooperating to speed grid updates and fast track clean energy projects, as demand for power grows.
Spotty enforcement in the gas patch
New report finds weak and inconsistent regulations.
In the rush for uranium, cooler heads prevail -- for now
Recent activity halts mining in sensitive areas, but push for more mining and uranium processing facilities continues
BLM experiments with camouflage to hide renewable power structures
BLM experiments with camouflage to hide renewable power structures
The Bureau of Land Management is working with landscape architects and camouflage experts to better disguise renewable energy infrastructure on public lands.
Coal consolidation
Proposed merger of two mining-related federal agencies draws complaints
Boulder's energy future on the ballot
Colorado's progressive hub wants to create its own electric utility
Solar energy on public lands: The 80,000 have spoken
The Bureau of Land Management updates its solar energy study -- and enviros seem kind of happy
Friday news roundup: Uranium -- To mine or not to mine?
The feds ban mining around the Grand Canyon as a Wyoming project heats up
How can "woofers" stay on the farm?
How can "woofers" stay on the farm?
Young people are eager to serve as unpaid interns on organic farms, but translating their dreams into a real, self-supporting lifestyle is proving harder.
Drilling in state parks is more pavement on the road to hell
Energy development in Colorado's St. Vrain state park is a bad idea
Remediating a Superfund sacrifice zone on Montana's Clark Fork river
Remediating a Superfund sacrifice zone on Montana's Clark Fork river
The town of Opportunity, Mont., is weighed down by pollution from old copper mining and a modern-day river restoration project.
Redwoods or red wine?
California wineries hope to log 2,000 acres of redwoods to grow more grapes. Bottle of pinot to go with that clearcut?
Survival and opportunism in Butte: A review of The Richest Hill on Earth
Survival and opportunism in Butte: A review of The Richest Hill on Earth
Richard S. Wheeler's historical novel dramatizes the rivalry between the "Copper Kings" in 19th century Butte, Mont.
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.