Energy & Industry

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.
8 ways Scott Pruitt suppressed science before he resigned
8 ways Scott Pruitt suppressed science before he resigned
Under the EPA administrator, neither climate change nor science was a priority.
Politics are behind a plan to prop up coal and nuclear
Politics are behind a plan to prop up coal and nuclear
Discussion of a ‘grid emergency’ ignores cheaper alternatives like solar and wind.
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.
Fouled water leads to court
Durango, Colo., residents charge that gas production pollutes their wells.
Chevron takes aim at Uintas
Chevron's widened search for oil into the Uinta mountains threatens the entire range.
Oil firms commandeer badlands
Duncan Energy Inc. builds an illegal road through national grasslands while the Forest Service and the U.S. Attorney's office bicker.
Oil leases head for Court
Proposed oil and gas leasing on National Forest lands comes under fire.
New at the Gray Ranch
The Animas Foundation buys New Mexico's Gray Ranch.
Cleaning up its mess
The United Nuclear Corp. must clean up its Church Rock Mine near Gallup, New Mexico.
Rancher sues rancher
A letter to the editor of a California paper criticizing range conditions causes a $32,000 libel suit.
Phelps Dodge gets a D in mining
The Phelps Dodge copper mining company is a bad neighbor, report shows.
State cites leaky lab
Los Alamos National Laboratory is fined for storing leaky waste.
Babbitt's feast of meetings
Babbitt sets three public meetings to discuss grazing.
New Mexico begins to regulate a huge mine
Molycorp in Mew Mexico comes under fire from Concerned Citizens Del Norte for polluting the Red River.
Grazing fees sink
Grazing fees drop for the second year in a row.
Big profits at big price
Wealthy corporations control, and abuse, a disproportionate amount of available forage according to a National Wildlife Federation report.
Mining reform may hit paydirt in 1993
Mining reform legislation which could overturn the 1872 Mining Law is introduced in Congress.
Energy reports
The DOE seeks comments on reports that examine problems within the agency.
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