Energy & Industry

Compromise on Colorado's Roan Plateau
Compromise on Colorado's Roan Plateau
Industry and conservationists reach a deal to protect tens of thousands of acres.
Gunnison sage grouse gets divisive 'threatened' listing
Gunnison sage grouse gets divisive 'threatened' listing
The decision upsets enviros and industry alike.
Analyst challenges predictions for Western oil booms
Analyst challenges predictions for Western oil booms
North Dakota and Texas fields could be at a fraction of current productivity by 2040, says a new report.
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
High Noon
High Noon
Environmentalists are arguing passionately over large-scale solar development on California's Mojave Desert.
Busted in Rio Blanco
Busted in Rio Blanco
Rio Blanco County, Colo., which was just recently buzzing with oil and gas development, now faces an unexpected slowdown as the national economy tanks.
Chill, baby, chill
Chill, baby, chill
The largest drilling boom in Western history is ending as new technologies make it easier to get shale gas from other parts of the country.
Camelina, Montana's wonder crop?
It could provide jet fuel, cattle feed, and antioxidants -- and it doesn't need much water.