Energy & Industry

Murkowski unveils energy plan for the nation
Murkowski unveils energy plan for the nation
Highlights and what it would mean for Western states.
Idaho mining dispute raises questions about the future of wilderness
Idaho mining dispute raises questions about the future of wilderness
A grandfathered mining claim has opened the doors to development.
Old mines still plague Montana's Clark Fork
Old mines still plague Montana's Clark Fork
Why one of the nation's largest Superfund river sites can't address pollution from abandoned mines.
Green energy isn't always popular
Local opposition to solar and geothermal proposals
Is this the nuclear renaissance?
Utah town debates a nuclear power plant.
Cows vs. RATs
Grazing fees hardly change; campers and hikers pay extra.
The costs of coal
A new report touts coal -- and ignores its negatives
Frackin' Fears
Report raises (yet more) concerns about drilling chemicals
Urban oilscape
Urban oilscape
Photos at the Center for Land Use Interpretation document Los Angeles's urban oil fields.
Unobtainium
Is the stuff of movies coming to a theater near you?
Safe(r) CX
At long last, the DOI reins in oil and gas development.
Welcoming Energy Production Home
Western towns should look local for power generation
Wyoming wind woes
Wyoming wind woes
A collage of images from Wyoming's wind country, where turbines are sprouting madly, and forces within the state are blowing back.
Walking with Sawdust
Perspective from an old lumberjack
Just in Time for Christmas: Itsy-Bitsy Solar PV
What if you could sprinkle solar cells on your hat?
The federal energy two-step
The federal energy two-step
Oil and gas companies are furious with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, but environmentalists wonder if he’ll go far enough in restraining the industry.
The picture of forest health
Old and new photos tell a logging story.
How big is your backyard?
How big is your backyard?
We all become NIMBYs when development threatens our favorite landscapes – even conservative oilmen like Wyoming’s Diemer True.
Wind Resistance
Wind Resistance
Wyoming is one of the best places in the world to generate power from wind. But the wind rush is running into opposition from greens, and the fossil fuel industry.
Battle for the core of Wyoming
Battle for the core of Wyoming
Wyoming's sage grouse protection strategy gives fossil fuel elbow room while leaving wind energy out in the breeze.
Desert Rock on hold
Proposed coal-fired plant in New Mexico fails to get federal funding.
The fight over cap and trade
Environmentalists debate as Copenhagen talks begin.
A new line of defense
DeChristopher argues that what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander