Natural Gas

The big public land sell-out
The big public land sell-out
Even without wholesale land transfers, public lands are already being conveyed to industry.
What Northwestern tribes say about the Jordan Cove pipeline
What Northwestern tribes say about the Jordan Cove pipeline
Under Trump, the natural gas pipeline gets a third chance.
Latest: Long-term noise pollution gives birds PTSD
Latest: Long-term noise pollution gives birds PTSD
New research links natural gas compressors with physical impacts on birds.
Interior cancels decades-old protections for migratory birds
Interior cancels decades-old protections for migratory birds
The rollback prompts broad opposition from former officials from both political parties.
‘Orphaned’ oil and gas wells are on the rise
‘Orphaned’ oil and gas wells are on the rise
Wells left behind by industry threaten to overwhelm Western states.
More prime sage grouse habitat is open for drilling
More prime sage grouse habitat is open for drilling
The Trump administration will allow oil and gas leasing in key sagebrush lands.
Interior Department’s return to the ‘robber baron’ years
Interior Department’s return to the ‘robber baron’ years
Secretary Ryan Zinke will be known better for cynicism than conservationism.
The federal land at stake in Trump’s rush for more drilling
The federal land at stake in Trump’s rush for more drilling
Where national parks, monuments and other protective areas overlay resources.
A map of $1.1 billion in natural gas pipeline leaks
A map of $1.1 billion in natural gas pipeline leaks
In seven years, pipeline incidents have killed nearly 100 people nationwide.
A tale of two parks: How the Bakken boom transformed a landscape
A tale of two parks: How the Bakken boom transformed a landscape
While a North Dakota national park is an oasis from drilling, a nearby state park is thrown open.
How states generate money from the land they own
How states generate money from the land they own
From Arizona to Oregon, states have different tactics to make money off their state trust lands.
Coal. Guns. Freedom?
Coal. Guns. Freedom?
How the Trump administration has seized mythologies around coal.
Religious communities are taking on climate change
Religious communities are taking on climate change
Churches that have long played a role in social justice are stepping up.
Colorado’s biggest methane emitter may get a discount
Colorado’s biggest methane emitter may get a discount
In exchange, the state asks a coal mine to trap its gas—but the BLM won’t require it.
When solar eclipses coal
When solar eclipses coal
A solar eclipse comes to the West as solar energy surges past coal.
The West’s iconic bird is caught up in Trump’s energy plans
The West’s iconic bird is caught up in Trump’s energy plans
The Interior Department considers trimming back sage grouse conservation.
Amid monument review, a pro-energy Interior emerges
Amid monument review, a pro-energy Interior emerges
Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke is filling his office with extractive industry insiders.
Zinke threatens to withhold energy development over health care vote
Zinke threatens to withhold energy development over health care vote
Murkowski’s vote against the Republican health care bill could cost the state.
The BLM wants to nix fracking rule on water pollution
The BLM wants to nix fracking rule on water pollution
The agency says the regulation ‘imposes unjustified costs’ on oil and gas industry.
What ‘America First’ means for energy development
What ‘America First’ means for energy development
At a hearing, a discussion of Trump’s aggressive oil and gas leasing policies.
Could the lure of trails salvage Alaska’s economy?
Could the lure of trails salvage Alaska’s economy?
A trail along the Trans-Alaska pipeline could be the start of a booming recreation economy.
The Trump administration’s false coal stats, explained
The Trump administration’s false coal stats, explained
Enviro chief Scott Pruitt’s coal job numbers aren’t even close to accurate.
LNG project rises again, with support from Mountain states
LNG project rises again, with support from Mountain states
White House backing could ease approval for the Jordan Cove export terminal, and set off a new drilling boom in the Interior West.