Oil

New Mexico’s economic and energy extraction quagmire
New Mexico’s economic and energy extraction quagmire
‘We’re on a death train, economically.’
Staffers allege misconduct at BLM’s busiest oil and gas office
Staffers allege misconduct at BLM’s busiest oil and gas office
Complaints to Interior’s Office of Inspector General reveal concerns that the Carlsbad Field Office broke laws to favor industry.
New Mexico’s oil boom has made rural roads deadly
New Mexico’s oil boom has made rural roads deadly
As oil wells multiply in the Permian Basin, the influx of heavy vehicles exacerbates risks for those living in the area.
Jared Polis abandons anti-fracking initiatives
Jared Polis abandons anti-fracking initiatives
A Democratic family feud takes a surprising turn in Colorado.
Imminent tar sands mine incites civil disobedience in Utah
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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