Energy & Industry

Washington’s Swinomish sue to halt Bakken oil trains
Washington’s Swinomish sue to halt Bakken oil trains
Many communities fight transport of crude oil through their towns; some find legal footing to succeed.
Drilling Chaco: What's actually at stake
Drilling Chaco: What's actually at stake
It's the archaeological landscape beyond New Mexico's Chaco Canyon that is most threatened.
Forest Service sticks up for coal mining on roadless lands
Forest Service sticks up for coal mining on roadless lands
The agency will calculate climate impacts of mine expansions in western Colorado.
"Nuclear whack-a-mole"
Utah goes to court against nuclear waste company EnergySolutions.
Thunderstorm in late August
On Rivers and Ranching: Superfunds and the Ranching Life
Down and out
New Mexico farm workers fight for their rights.
Solar salvation?
Solar salvation?
Timber companies and unemployed workers are looking to renewable energy for an economic boost.
Milk: It doesn't always do a body good
A comprehensive list of dairy accidents and deaths in the West
Parks for the people -- not profit
Parks for the people -- not profit
Sen. Dianne Feinstein ignored the public when she tried – and failed – to set up a special deal for a privately owned oyster company at California’s Point Reyes National Seashore.
The dark side of dairies
The dark side of dairies
A combination of lax laws and poor oversight leaves dairy workers vulnerable to exploitation and on-the-job dangers.
Mission critical
Mission critical
With global warming threatening the planet, even environmentalists are looking more kindly at natural gas.
Natural gas, the miracle fuel!
After a flurry of industry lobbying, Dems and greens get gassy.
You gotta dream big when you dream about oil shale
You gotta dream big when you dream about oil shale
Why not mine oil shale here in the West, but send it off to be processed somewhere else?