Energy & Industry

Is Yucca Mountain back on the table?
Is Yucca Mountain back on the table?
The project was mothballed under Obama. Now some Republicans seem determined to bring it back out — again.
Gold King Mine water was headed for the Animas, anyway
Gold King Mine water was headed for the Animas, anyway
The nuts and bolts of acid mine drainage.
Could fugitive methane help out remote communities?
Could fugitive methane help out remote communities?
The greenhouse gas that seeps from underground is both a problem and opportunity.
Sovereignty versus stewardship
New bill would reduce taxes and regulation on tribal energy projects.
Myths about myths
Some 'Green Energy' criticisms don't hold up
Hard times reshuffle the political deck
Hard times reshuffle the political deck
Colorado's economic slump forced Gov. Ritter to increase his support for natural gas, and Nevada voters may force hardrock mining to pay more in state taxes.
Nevada's Golden Child
Nevada's Golden Child
Hardrock mining's outsized political power in Nevada may finally be eroding, thanks to state budget woes.
Waste not ... or get nukes
Poor and minority communities pay the price for nuclear power.
Black Mesa mine mess
Protecting clean water on Navajo land
An age-old story of the high cost of coal
Coal mine disaster is a stark reminder of the human costs of energy production.
Audio: High Country Views, episode 3
Audio: High Country Views, episode 3
Sarah Gilman and Cally Carswell talk about tough times for coal.
Not so CX-y now
No more shortcuts for energy development on sensitive lands.
Frack-O-Rama
Hydraulic fracturing makes the news from Wyoming to DC.
Audio: High Country Views, episode 1
Audio: High Country Views, episode 1
Jonathan Thompson and Cally Carswell talk wind and coal.
All aboard the coal train
It's headed for Montana.
This'll buoy your day
The potential ecological impacts of marine and aquatic energy
Thumbs up for Wyo's wind tax
It could put wind on par with fossil fuels in the nation's energy colony
Mules making a comeback
Amish farmers and U.S. military find them useful
Booms, Busts, and B.S.
Politicians pass the buck, and life in Western Colorado goes on.
Cross(border) winds
Cross(border) winds
Facing tough opposition in the Southern California desert, companies look to build renewable energy plants in Mexico.
Native Farmers and Ranchers
USDA publishes data on Indigenous Americans involved in agriculture for the first time!
The Forgotten Mesa
The Forgotten Mesa
Without basic services, life on Pajarito Mesa is all about surviving.
Beanstalk 2013
A Portland skyscraper will host a living garden down its side.