Energy & Industry

Gunnison sage grouse gets divisive 'threatened' listing
Gunnison sage grouse gets divisive 'threatened' listing
The decision upsets enviros and industry alike.
Analyst challenges predictions for Western oil booms
Analyst challenges predictions for Western oil booms
North Dakota and Texas fields could be at a fraction of current productivity by 2040, says a new report.
Water use is lower than it's been in 45 years
Water use is lower than it's been in 45 years
U.S. population has grown by 105 million people since 1970, yet we somehow shrank our water footprint.
Power struggle
Rural community protests new transmission lines.
"Bacterial Economics"
Microbes studied as rainmakers.
BLM's Utah plans on shaky legal ground
Federal judge questions agency's analysis of air pollution from natural gas development
Gearing up for another energy rush?
Feds move to streamline renewable energy development on public land.
Drilling the Democrats
Jonathan Thompson says that Barack Obama -- caught between the threat of global warming and demands for energy independence -- is unlikely to end drilling in the West.
Western legislators stake out nuclear positions
Reid and Ensign advocate killing Yucca Mountain, Murray wants billions for Hanford cleanup.
Renewable energy v. renewable energy
Solar-powered residents hesitant about proposed wind farm.
Shell game
Oil shale speculation on the western slope may rearrange Colorado water rights in unexpected ways.
Drilling and the race card
An old civil rights group argues that attempts to regulate gas drilling in the West are really attacks on American minorities.
Another public lands giveaway?
BLM opens southeastern Montana to more drilling. But the state has new tools to protect the area.