Energy & Industry

West Obsessed: How Trump has affected the region so far
West Obsessed: How Trump has affected the region so far
Taking stock of the deregulation of land and climate protections in 2017.
‘Orphaned’ oil and gas wells are on the rise
‘Orphaned’ oil and gas wells are on the rise
Wells left behind by industry threaten to overwhelm Western states.
More prime sage grouse habitat is open for drilling
More prime sage grouse habitat is open for drilling
The Trump administration will allow oil and gas leasing in key sagebrush lands.
Costly new geothermal technology could edge out fossil fuels
Costly new geothermal technology could edge out fossil fuels
A new form of geothermal energy has the potential to revolutionize U.S. power production, if costs come down.
For sale: The North Fork Valley
Controversial Colorado oil and gas leases back on the table
Much ado about mutton
Low prices cripple the sheep industry
Coal production and employment in two regions
Annual share of fossil fuel-fired electric power generation, 1950-2012
Economics, not environmental regs, are battering coal power
Economics, not environmental regs, are battering coal power
If King Coal wants a boost, it should go after "Drill Baby Drill."
King Coal is still King
Peabody Energy will cut 1,000 jobs, but it is not because of hard times.
In the West, the rare earth rush is on
Companies hope to open mines in Wyoming, Utah, and Idaho
Citizen oversight fizzles in Wyoming gas patch
Beleaguered Pinedale Anticline Working Group votes to disband
Of coal and cows in eastern Montana
Ranchers fear water pollution and lost supply as mines expand
Utah tar sands project gets key go ahead
Canadian U.S. Oil Sands plans to begin mining in late 2013
Drilling into the data
A few charts show the decline of the natural gas industry in Colorado
TransCanada expects your stall tactic
Delaying Keystone XL avoids the harder conversation
Another win in the Wyoming Range
Conservationists announce buyout of 58,000 acres of oil and gas leases to protect wildlife habitat
Keystone XL is still a questionable pipeline
Keystone XL is still a questionable pipeline
As the pipeline route is decided, ranchers worry about impacts to water quality in the case of spills
OPEC invades Hollywood!
The Heritage Foundation exposes a sinister, Arab nation-funded plot, that uses Matt Damon to destroy America's energy industry
Yes Virginia, there is poop in your well
EPA study ties dairies to water pollution in Washington
The underwater gold rush
An Idaho Land Board decision thrusts suction dredging back into the public eye
The "truth" about organic food
The "truth" about organic food
Organic food is better for us than food grown on farms using pesticides, hormones or antibiotics. Here's why.
You get what you pay for
Federal energy subsidies make a big difference in which industries win and lose