Oil

A judge just dealt a potentially fatal blow to Keystone XL
A judge just dealt a potentially fatal blow to Keystone XL
Trump’s approval of the oil pipeline failed to account for environmental impacts.
When the health of your land is beyond your control
When the health of your land is beyond your control
An excerpt from Rebecca Clarren’s new novel explores the effects of fossil fuel development on a Western ranch.
In the West, climate action falters on the ballot
In the West, climate action falters on the ballot
While climate-focused candidates won key races in the region, ballot initiatives to limit fossil fuels’ effects failed.
The Latest: 20,000 Utah acres protected from drilling
The Latest: 20,000 Utah acres protected from drilling
A landswap that will keep the oil and gas industry from Desolation Canyon.
The Latest: Mining battle update at Utah’s Tavaputs Plateau
The Latest: Mining battle update at Utah’s Tavaputs Plateau
State supreme court gives green light to tar sands permits.
Sons of Wichita: understanding the enigmatic Koch brothers
How mining transforms the West’s ranching communities
How mining transforms the West’s ranching communities
Photographs of people and places in flux.
Railroads inch toward transparency on oil shipments
Hydrocarbon inhalation added to long list of oil & gas perils
Hydrocarbon inhalation added to long list of oil & gas perils
CDC investigates yet another threat for one of the deadliest industries in the nation.
Coast Guard blames Shell for beached Arctic drill rig
The toxic legacy of Exxon Valdez
The toxic legacy of Exxon Valdez
We are just beginning to understand the true cost of one of America's worst ecological disasters.
Battling plasticulture
Battling plasticulture
An Oregon company turns plastic waste into fuel.
The Other Bakken Boom: America’s biggest oil rush brings tribal conflict
The Other Bakken Boom: America’s biggest oil rush brings tribal conflict
North Dakota's Three Affiliated Tribes have long wanted a stake in the state's occasional oil booms, but the size, scope and speed of the Bakken development caught them completely unprepared.
Carrots for conservation
Incentive-based, voluntary conservation agreements help imperiled species in New Mexico
In Search of Solidarity
Some activists hope that the current hard times facing both workers and the environment will resurrect the strong alliances that once existed between greens and labor unions
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