Energy & Industry

Report warns of illegal drilling on federal land
Report warns of illegal drilling on federal land
Outdated rules and budget shortfalls make it hard to catch.
Extraction taxes are on the ballot
Extraction taxes are on the ballot
North Dakota and Nevada voters might learn something from Wyoming.
The Latest: When wind and solar need reliable backup power
The Latest: When wind and solar need reliable backup power
Western grid operators can now buy backup power on a real-time, open market to smooth intermittent renewables.
Revving the "engine"
The Department of the Interior hints at plans to buoy the economy
Mule deer anti-decline?
Ungulates rebound (just a little) in Wyoming's Pinedale Anticline gas field
Yucca Mountain Death Watch
Nuke industry to Obama: Got another idea?
Wind setbacks
Wind setbacks
Everyone wants alternative power in theory, but nobody wants to live next to giant wind turbines.
The importance of memory
The West has a peculiar kind of amnesia when it comes to its Cold War nuclear-weapons-building past.
Montana state senator proposes slaughterhouse
"Not every horse is Trigger," says Sen. Butcher.
Bust! Bust!
Economic crisis slows Colorado's dueling booms
The saga of Mineral King
The saga of Mineral King
California’s beautiful Mineral King Valley was deeply wounded by hardrock mining, but now it is on its way to wilderness protection.
Power struggle
Rural community protests new transmission lines.
"Bacterial Economics"
Microbes studied as rainmakers.