Energy & Industry

Utilities should dump coal to lower power bills
Utilities should dump coal to lower power bills
Coal-fired plants are more expensive than renewable alternatives like wind power.
The Colorado valley at stake in Trump’s oil boom
The Colorado valley at stake in Trump’s oil boom
After coal waned, a community redefined itself. Will new leases turn back the clock?
New EPA head has long history of ties to mining interests
New EPA head has long history of ties to mining interests
Watchdog groups worry Andrew Wheeler will advance an agenda of deregulation.
The public process
Congress will select a conference committee to negotiate a compromise mining bill.
How to break the impasse over mining reform
Miner John Livermore and Sierra Club mining expert Glenn Miller draft a compromise bill for mining reform.
EPA cites Montana mine
The EPA cites a Montana mine for seven violations of the Clean Water Act.
Nuclear waste is a terrible thing to mind
Dangerous blunders seem to be status quo among plant workers at Hanford
Reprieve in Montana
The Bureau of Land Management withdraws 20,000 acres of Sweetgrass Hills, a Native American spiritual site, from mineral development for two years.
Voices from the grave
Ranchers protest the proposed grazing fee hike at a People For the West! rally in New Mexico.
Mescaleros pursue nuclear storage
The Mescalero tribe in New Mexico has applied for $2.8 million to study the effects of a possible nuclear waste repository on their reservation.
Hot sludge
Los Alamos National Lab workers find radioactive waste in a church septic tank.
Downsizing defense
The Department of Energy sets scoping meetings on downsizing its nuclear weapons complex.
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.
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