Energy & Industry

The oil boom hasn't busted, but it's straining at the seams
The oil boom hasn't busted, but it's straining at the seams
Oil patch communities and states are starting to feel the impacts of sliding prices.
The Latest: Protective settlement reached for Roan Plateau
The Latest: Protective settlement reached for Roan Plateau
Industry and environmentalists compromised on the embattled Colorado mesa.
How Native Americans have shaped the year's biggest environmental debates
How Native Americans have shaped the year's biggest environmental debates
And how lawmakers can improve their record next year.
Thinking Past the Moment
Thinking Past the Moment
The Sierra Club's Carl Zichella discusses the balancing act involved in finding the best -- and least environmentally sensitive -- places to put big renewable energy projects
Growing Away from Big Coal
Growing Away from Big Coal
In Colorado and New Mexico, some rural electric cooperatives are quietly fighting to get more of their power from local and renewable sources.
Modern-day La Mancha
Modern-day La Mancha
Are wind-turbine-fighting environmentalists re-enacting Don Quixote's crusade against windmills -- while ignoring the real monster of climate change?
What dreams shale come
A new report, and the inevitability of shale development.
HCN Road Trip
HCN Road Trip
HIgh Country News road trip goes through energy country, from the coal mines near Paonia, to the flaring gas rigs of Wyoming.
Let's Get Small
Let's Get Small
Can 'hamster power' -- distributed generation and small-scale renewable energy projects -- save the West, and the world?
Landscapes of power
HCN Road Trip: Day 1
Adobe Town drilldown
More energy development planned for Wyoming's Red Desert
What the FRAC do we know?
Congress introduces two bills to oversee hydraulic fracturing.
Sunshine and water
Some solar-powered generating plants need lots of water