Energy & Industry

Jordan Cove pipeline moves forward, despite Oregon’s opposition
Jordan Cove pipeline moves forward, despite Oregon’s opposition
The company insists the pipeline will help Gov. Kate Brown recover economically from COVID-19.
Tribal leaders oppose online consultations with the U.S. during the pandemic
Tribal leaders oppose online consultations with the U.S. during the pandemic
‘It is not possible to meaningfully convene and internally develop comments at this time when we are at capacity, focused on critical and life-threatening measures.’
Bureau of Land Management leaders have lost their way
Bureau of Land Management leaders have lost their way
A former state director argues narrow interests have dominated the agency’s direction.
Ailing oil companies get a pass on royalties
Ailing oil companies get a pass on royalties
According to documents obtained by High Country News, the BLM bypassed normal processes to provide pandemic relief.
How to protect nature during uncertain times
How to protect nature during uncertain times
Opportunity, not opportunism.
Trump admin sprints to weaken environmental protections during pandemic
Trump admin sprints to weaken environmental protections during pandemic
‘There’s a lot they want to get done before the election, just in case.’
Fallout: First cancer, now delayed compensation for Indigenous downwinder communities
Fallout: First cancer, now delayed compensation for Indigenous downwinder communities
Bureaucratic roadblocks mean ‘apology’ payouts are hard to access for Indigenous communities exposed to nuclear tests.
The pandemic is battering oil-state economies
The pandemic is battering oil-state economies
COVID-19 reverberates across the energy world.
Arizona steelworkers continue strike despite COVID-19
Arizona steelworkers continue strike despite COVID-19
After more than a decade without a raise, workers are asking for a better contract.
What are the Trump administration’s new plans for Utah monuments?
What are the Trump administration’s new plans for Utah monuments?
Tribal nations and conservation groups hope to dismantle the policies in court.
The Elon Musk dilemma
The Elon Musk dilemma
When big thinkers think badly.
Trump’s gas wells in Wyoming would block pronghorn migration
Trump’s gas wells in Wyoming would block pronghorn migration
The 170-mile route has been traveled for 6,000 years. Conservation groups are trying to prevent 3,500 new wells from severing it.
Untangling the global oil market
Untangling the global oil market
The U.S. is a net exporter of petroleum, so why isn’t it energy independent?
A fossil-fueled town fights back
A fossil-fueled town fights back
As coal continues to fade, Pueblo, Colorado, looks to renewables for a new economy.
Boeing’s history reveals connections and disconnections in the West’s economy
Boeing’s history reveals connections and disconnections in the West’s economy
The placelessness of corporations today can imperil communities.
Trump targets a bedrock environmental law
Trump targets a bedrock environmental law
Three years of rollbacks have taken a toll, without delivering real benefits.
Tom Udall: It’s past time we confront the climate and nature crises
Tom Udall: It’s past time we confront the climate and nature crises
For our survival, we can look to my father’s vision as an alternative to our current path.
Trump administration slashes protections for migratory birds
Trump administration slashes protections for migratory birds
The new rule would legalize the unintentional killing of birds by energy companies and other industries.
Trump administration manipulated wildfire science to promote logging
Trump administration manipulated wildfire science to promote logging
Emails show Interior appointees crafted a narrative that blamed forest protection efforts for wildfires.
Observe the BLM’s displacement
Observe the BLM’s displacement
Moving land-management HQ out of Washington illustrates the ‘deconstruction of the administrative state.’
Tumbleweed mayhem; maggot farmers; cowboy shrimp
Tumbleweed mayhem; maggot farmers; cowboy shrimp
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Pay to play: Interior Secretary’s old clients spend big and profit bigly
Pay to play: Interior Secretary’s old clients spend big and profit bigly
‘Under Bernhardt, the Interior Department appears to have priced access to our nation’s resources at $30 million and counting.’
Carbon offsets work. But are they an excuse for big companies?
Carbon offsets work. But are they an excuse for big companies?
Some critics worry the programs provide cover for climate-harming practices.
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