Energy & Industry

Latest: EPA puts brakes on Pebble Mine proposal
Latest: EPA puts brakes on Pebble Mine proposal
Agency says risks to fisheries and natural resources justify gathering more data.
Interior opens more Western waters to offshore drilling
Interior opens more Western waters to offshore drilling
Officials from both parties ask Secretary Ryan Zinke to reconsider.
Latest: Washington state denies oil-by-rail terminal
Latest: Washington state denies oil-by-rail terminal
Citing risks, Gov. Inslee rejects plans for the nation’s largest oil terminal.
American Ground Zero: The Secret Nuclear War
Book excerpts from 'American Ground Zero: The Secret Nuclear War' by Carole Gallagher.
New mine disaster looms over Colorado
The Forest Service says the former Mid-Continent coal mine site in Colorado could be difficult to reclaim.
American declared war on ... Utah
'American Ground Zero: The Secret Nuclear War' by Carole Gallagher shows the victims' side of nuclear testing.
Overlooking overgrazing
BLM employees submit a report charging their agency with rangeland degradation.
Cracking the WIPP
A watchdog group says WIPP fails to meet DOE safety standards.
Culture in crisis
A critical review of the ranching film "Western Ranching: Culture in Crisis.'
Indians and environmentalists protest a Montana gold mine
Native Americans and environmentalists from the Mineral Policy Center and the Montana Environmental Information Center protest the expansion of the Pegasus gold mine.
Focus on the land, not the money
Grazing reforms would turn ranchers into stewards of the land.
Babbitt unveils new grazing proposal
Babbitt's grazing reform plans will be implemented slowly.
The coyote and the mouse
A rodent expert says that predators could help control hantavirus-spreading deer mice.
Nuclear industry rolls snake eyes in Nevada
The Nevada Legislature refuses the temptation of millions in federal funds by opposing the nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mt.
Grazers and greenies agree on reforms
The High Country Citizens' Alliance and the Gunnison County Stockgrowers work together on a grazing proposal.
Gold company stymied in Montana's Sweet Grass Hills
The BLM refuses permission to explore gold-mining claims in the Sweet Grass hills.
Takings and givings
'The Workbook', a guide to the skirmishes over grazing and the Catron County movement by Barry Sims, is reviewed.
Pistol-packing pickers
Mushroom harvesters are fired upon when they get too close to commercial pickers in Oregon.
Washington doesn't get it, officials say
Custer National Forest is under pressure to speed oil and gas leasing.
Nuclear-free utility
Energy efficiency puts the Sacramento Municipal Utility District into the black.
Idaho ranchers finally get their man
Forest Service District Ranger Don Oman is to be transferred from his southern Idaho forest district.
Farmers outgunned by the oil and gas industry
The Colorado Legislature guts a bill protecting farmers' interests against the oil and gas industry.
Colorado passes mining reforms
The Colorado legislature passes mining reforms after the Summitville gold mine disaster.