Energy & Industry

Why are Hopi rangers impounding sheep at Black Mesa?
Why are Hopi rangers impounding sheep at Black Mesa?
The latest in a fraught relationship between Navajo and Hopi in northern Arizona.
Latest: New air quality requirements for Utah oil & gas
Latest: New air quality requirements for Utah oil & gas
Operators must install low or no-bleed valves on tanks to curb venting into the air.
Trains carrying oil raise tough questions in Pacific Northwest
Trains carrying oil raise tough questions in Pacific Northwest
As crude oil rail shipments increase, residents fear derailments and explosions.
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.
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.