Energy & Industry

Compromise on Colorado's Roan Plateau
Compromise on Colorado's Roan Plateau
Industry and conservationists reach a deal to protect tens of thousands of acres.
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.
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.
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.