Energy & Industry

As ethics questions swirl, Zinke knows how to work a crowd
As ethics questions swirl, Zinke knows how to work a crowd
The Interior secretary woos conservatives with logging, drilling, public access.
Mining protections lapse on one of Oregon’s wildest rivers
Mining protections lapse on one of Oregon’s wildest rivers
The Department of Interior’s failure to extend restrictions exposes the weaknesses of a key environmental law.
Holding onto home in rural North Dakota
Holding onto home in rural North Dakota
A new documentary explores progress and place in fracking country.
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.
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.
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