Energy & Industry

The Trans-Pacific Partnership could pipe in new business for the Western gas industry
The Trans-Pacific Partnership could pipe in new business for the Western gas industry
By lowering tariffs and regulatory hurdles, the deal could make it easier to sell natural gas to Japan.
Tesla powerplay, Sacramento Delta protections, Recapture Canyon protesters found guilty and more.
Wyoming trespass law is the latest in grazing battle
Wyoming trespass law is the latest in grazing battle
Questions remain over whether the bill prohibits certain data collection on federal land or just private and state.
Thunderstorm in late August
On Rivers and Ranching: Superfunds and the Ranching Life
Down and out
New Mexico farm workers fight for their rights.
Solar salvation?
Solar salvation?
Timber companies and unemployed workers are looking to renewable energy for an economic boost.
Milk: It doesn't always do a body good
A comprehensive list of dairy accidents and deaths in the West
Parks for the people -- not profit
Parks for the people -- not profit
Sen. Dianne Feinstein ignored the public when she tried – and failed – to set up a special deal for a privately owned oyster company at California’s Point Reyes National Seashore.
The dark side of dairies
The dark side of dairies
A combination of lax laws and poor oversight leaves dairy workers vulnerable to exploitation and on-the-job dangers.
Mission critical
Mission critical
With global warming threatening the planet, even environmentalists are looking more kindly at natural gas.
Natural gas, the miracle fuel!
After a flurry of industry lobbying, Dems and greens get gassy.
You gotta dream big when you dream about oil shale
You gotta dream big when you dream about oil shale
Why not mine oil shale here in the West, but send it off to be processed somewhere else?
A Solar Plant a Tortoise Could Love
Could eSolar's Sierra SunTower help to end the Mojave land wars?
The rural West, on clearance
Agricultural land values plunge in the mountain West.
California sun and spray
State reviews heat stress for farmworkers, and pesticide use.
Revival or dam-nation?
Revival or dam-nation?
The push for alternative power could spawn a rush for small hydropower projects in the Northwest.
Uranium tangle, two years later
Residents of Weld County, Colo., continue to fight a uranium mine proposed in their backyards.
Navajo Nation passes green jobs legislation, 62-1
First tribe to set structure and policy for sustainable economy.
Retooling for the next mission
Retooling for the next mission
Iraq war veterans find a new life in Colorado, this time fighting for the environment with the help of Veterans Green Jobs.
Colorado Guv cozies up to natural gas
Colorado Guv cozies up to natural gas
Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, facing a tough re-election campaign, takes a friendlier tack towards the "Drill, Baby, Drill" crowd.
Organic goes down a slippery road
Organic goes down a slippery road
Even as organic food gains in popularity, big corporations and Chinese imports are taking over the market and diluting the very meaning of "organic."
"Organic mecca" organizes against GMO sugar beets
Boulder County, Colorado open space targeted for genetically modified crops.
NW Renewables: Infrastructure needed
Experts say that transmission bottlenecks stifle alt energy boom in northwest.