Energy & Industry

Why are Hopi rangers impounding sheep at Black Mesa?
Why are Hopi rangers impounding sheep at Black Mesa?
The latest in a fraught relationship between Navajo and Hopi in northern Arizona.
Latest: New air quality requirements for Utah oil & gas
Latest: New air quality requirements for Utah oil & gas
Operators must install low or no-bleed valves on tanks to curb venting into the air.
Trains carrying oil raise tough questions in Pacific Northwest
Trains carrying oil raise tough questions in Pacific Northwest
As crude oil rail shipments increase, residents fear derailments and explosions.
Sunshine and water
Some solar-powered generating plants need lots of water
Forestry from the inside
Forestry from the inside
The newspaper columns collected in Mary Stuever’s The Forester’s Log give an insider’s view of the challenges facing Western forests today.
May Bats Prevail
Study suggests that wind turbines can be managed to minimize bat death.
A change is gonna come
Corporations take heed of "local."
Government capitalism can be a very good thing
Government capitalism can be a very good thing
The federal government should emulate FDR’s Rural Electrification Project: Put up the money to improve energy efficiency in the West, and let the locals do the work.
New Ag-Jobs bill hits Congress
Help for growers and workers in the fields?
Borne on the wind
But this eco-friendly car won't be quite so swift.
New grazing technology might save streams
Cattle drink with less impact.
Why a sheep rancher never needs to go to Las Vegas
Why a sheep rancher never needs to go to Las Vegas
Raising sheep in rural Wyoming requires gambling on a scale you could never duplicate in even the gaudiest casino.
Jim Harvey vs. Big Solar
A Harley-riding desert activist talks about saving the Mojave ecosystem