Energy & Industry

As oil trains roll into Portland, city residents keep watch
As oil trains roll into Portland, city residents keep watch
Without state oversight, activists step up to monitor the traffic in their own backyards.
South Dakota pushes bills to prosecute ‘riot-boosting’ ahead of pipeline construction
South Dakota pushes bills to prosecute ‘riot-boosting’ ahead of pipeline construction
The bills would allow the state to sue protesters — and their supporters — and use the money for pipeline-related costs.
Wyoming Legislature extends lifeline to coal power
Wyoming Legislature extends lifeline to coal power
As economics challenge coal’s future, Wyoming passes a law to prop it up.
How I tried to patch together a disintegrating world
An energy technician gets an interesting look at trailer-court life in Western Colorado.
How love of gold moves mountains
A boycott of gold jewelry might solve the problems caused by mining.
Mega coal mine proposed again in Utah
Andalex Resources Inc. plans huge coal mine on the Kaiparowits Plateau.
Wyoming boom could gas wildlife herds
A boom in natural gas drilling in Wyoming is happening too fast for wildlife.
So much for badges
Department of Energy says measurement of radiation to workers was faulty.
Tourists and tailings in Utah
Blanding, Utah, government wants no bypass of their town in transporting of radioactive uranium tailings by Department of Energy.
BLM reversed on grazing permit transfer
In Oregon, 500,000 acres of public grazing land in limbo after Department of Interior Board of Land Appeals overturns BLM decision to transfer permits to new MC Ranch owners.
The West's grazing war grinds on
Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt's grazing reform compromise opposed by ranchers all over the West; but Babbitt, with some Congressional and gubernatorial support, may stand firm.
Elk ranchers escape from Colorado's Division of Wildlife
Colorado Division of Wildlife says new law won't provide adequate protection against cross-breeding between domesticated and wild elk herds.
Consensus may not be the best way to reform grazing
Writer warns that consensus grazing management has failed in the past and will fail again.
Self-reliant homes
Review of The Independent Home: Living Well with Power from the Sun, Wind and Water by Michael Potts.
Renewable energy festival
First annual Freedom Festival will celebrate energy independence.
Grazing allotment in hot water
Oregon environmental groups sue Malheur National Forest for violating Clean Water Act by allowing grazing to raise water temperatures in the Alan Day River, fatal to fish.
Five star visitor complex
Bureau of Reclamation builds a "Disneyland" Hoover Dam visitor center; cost will up power prices for area customers.
Same old DOE?
GAO reports say DOE has yet to investigate corrupt practices.
Don't try to improve grazing; abolish it!
Andy Kerr believes grazing must be ended rather than reformed.
Low-tech ants give a high-tech Idaho lab fits
Harvester ants are stymieing nuclear waste disposal at INEL by digging tunnels and moving radioactive dirt.
Grazing combatants vow to keep feuding
Babbitt's grazing hearing in Albuquerque runs into barbed wire; he urges cooperation as ranchers and environmentalists dispute.
All eyes on cows
Rangeland Reform "94 hearings set.
Wind in the West
New wind turbines spur four wind-power projects in the West.
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