Energy & Industry
USGS now says the region has the nation’s second-largest reserves, but a flush market means little will change for now.
Legislators say wind needs to pay its fair share, but critics fear a higher tax could drive energy—and revenue—away.
Urban sprawl, energy development, agriculture and forestry have an ever-larger footprint on the West.
Lead poisoning in children is underreported nationwide, and the West’s lack of data is particularly glaring.
A more secure safety net for workers in transition means higher taxes, a tradeoff many Americans oppose.
Legislative barriers to more widespread community solar remain, although some states are taking action.
Conservation, wilderness and water provisions long in the works were added to the massive energy bill.