Analysis

Public land is no longer on sale to oil and gas companies
Public land is no longer on sale to oil and gas companies
President Biden’s leasing pause signals a major shift in federal land policy.
Pikas are adapting to climate change
Pikas are adapting to climate change
The resilient species is altering its behaviors in response to changing conditions.
The Washington, D.C., siege has Western roots and consequences
The Washington, D.C., siege has Western roots and consequences
History and the growing power of right-wing extremism point to a volatile future for the West during the Biden presidency.
How Montana charts a path for sanctuary cities suing Trump
How Montana charts a path for sanctuary cities suing Trump
In an unlikely twist, a gun law arms opponents of Trump’s immigration policy.
Should courts defer to the expertise of agencies?
Should courts defer to the expertise of agencies?
Our new Supreme Court justice doesn’t think so.
Land transfer advocates steer their focus to monuments
Land transfer advocates steer their focus to monuments
A transfer movement moves to rescind monuments and weaken the Antiquities Act.
What the Navajo Generating Station will leave behind
What the Navajo Generating Station will leave behind
Cleaner air, wounded economies.
7 things you need to know about Navajo Generating Station’s 2019 closure
7 things you need to know about Navajo Generating Station’s 2019 closure
The West’s coal giant is going down.
The contradictions at the heart of the fight over methane rules
The contradictions at the heart of the fight over methane rules
Why does industry oppose federal restrictions on emissions but aid states’ efforts?
What will President Trump’s attack on government regulations do?
What will President Trump’s attack on government regulations do?
Trump orders agencies to kill two rules for every one they issue.
The arguments for methane regulations
The arguments for methane regulations
‘Tailings wars’ of the past provide perspective on today’s flaring rules.
Making sense of President Trump’s energy plan
Making sense of President Trump’s energy plan
Experts say his plan to bring back coal and increase oil and gas defies reason.
Was the Bears Ears designation a victory?
Was the Bears Ears designation a victory?
Despite compromise, the controversial monument’s opposition is riled up.
The shutdown hits the West harder
The shutdown hits the West harder
Western states have a higher percentage of federal employees than the nation as a whole.
Court decision leaves tribes dangling
Court decision leaves tribes dangling
Critics say the Supreme Court continues to give justification to gut treaties and rob tribes of their land.
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