Energy & Industry

Latest: The EPA drops mine cleanup proposal
Latest: The EPA drops mine cleanup proposal
Obama-era plan required mining companies to prove they can pay for remediation.
Indian Country News: A monumental blow to tribes
Indian Country News: A monumental blow to tribes
Trump’s decision to shrink Bears Ears reopens wounds that Obama sought to heal.
What national monument protections do
What national monument protections do
Some say the Bears Ears shrinkage won’t change anything — they’re wrong.
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.
WPPSS's endless saga
After Trojan closes, Oregon's last nuclear power plant faces an uncertain future.
Oregon's Trojan horse
Oregon's Trojan nuclear power plant closes permanently after charges of safety violations.
How to repack and shut Pandora's box
The decommissioning of the Trojan nuclear power plant may serve as a model for other plants.
Salt caves not licked yet
Wild and scenic designation on the Klamath River may stop an Oregon hydroelectric project.
Down but not out
The AB Lateral hydropower project on Colorado's Gunnison and Uncompahgre rivers is vetoed.
How BPA is ruining the Northwest
The writer challenges the Bonneville Power Administration's "more' and "bigger" goals.
Bomb testing may resume in Nevada
Nuclear bomb testing could resume in Nevada.
Hot Glass
The Department of Energy wants to turn Hanford's nuclear waste into glass logs.
Washington and a gold mine
A moratorium on heap-leaching is sought by the Washington Wilderness Coalition and two other environmental groups.
A push for reform
Colo. Governor Romer orders a criminal investigation of the Summitville mine disaster.
Compromise pleases no one
The Forest Service EIS on new grazing regulations for Idaho's Stanley Basin upsets both ranchers and environmentalists.
Bruce Babbitt on Western land use: 1993 is the 'year ofdecision'
Babbitt participates in a number of grazing meetings held around the West.
Is Babbitt for Badger?
Babbitt will review an oil-drilling proposal near Glacier National Park.
Game farmers corralled
Washington game farmers sue the state Department of Wildlife for restricting game farming.
A big gold mine wants to get bigger
The Pegasus gold mine plans expansion amid Assiniboine and Gros Ventre tribes' accusations of pollution.
Road halted near historic ranch
The Elkhorn Ranch Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park is saved from a major road project to serve oil and gas development
Dump Decision in Colorado
Uravan, Colo, is proposed to house a dumpsite for naturally occurring radioactive waste.
What rough beast ...
The Lawrence Livermore Lab develops a new process that produces oil shale more cheaply.