Energy & Industry

The Latest: Protective settlement reached for Roan Plateau
The Latest: Protective settlement reached for Roan Plateau
Industry and environmentalists compromised on the embattled Colorado mesa.
How Native Americans have shaped the year's biggest environmental debates
How Native Americans have shaped the year's biggest environmental debates
And how lawmakers can improve their record next year.
Drilling the Arctic comes with a 75 percent chance of a large oil spill
Drilling the Arctic comes with a 75 percent chance of a large oil spill
Key findings from a new environmental analysis.
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.
Dreaming of an oily (and gassy) Christmas
BLM official blasts the Bush drilling push.
What goes around comes around
A student protester puts one over on the BLM.