Oil

The San Juan Basin’s fossil fuel transition slowed by economic and cultural bonds
The San Juan Basin’s fossil fuel transition slowed by economic and cultural bonds
The region’s history with prosperity in the oil and gas industry looms over conversations about how to diversify its economy.
A community poisoned by oil
A community poisoned by oil
People living in Wilmington, California, experience higher levels of illness and ailing mental health.
Utah wants to build an oil railway through a wilderness area
Utah wants to build an oil railway through a wilderness area
Questions surround the fiscal viability of the project and how this aligns with Biden’s climate agenda.
As oil trains roll into Portland, city residents keep watch
As oil trains roll into Portland, city residents keep watch
Without state oversight, activists step up to monitor the traffic in their own backyards.
‘A dangerous game of chicken’ on drilling near Chaco Canyon
‘A dangerous game of chicken’ on drilling near Chaco Canyon
Feds go back and forth on leasing culturally important lands.
New bill leaves lands protected, lawmaking neglected
New bill leaves lands protected, lawmaking neglected
A bipartisan public lands bill punts on overhauling environmental policies.
The Interior Department’s deregulatory agenda
The Interior Department’s deregulatory agenda
The actions taken by Zinke’s Interior Department have different levels of legal permanence.
Should energy interests outweigh wildlife?
Should energy interests outweigh wildlife?
In Wyoming, Trump’s energy dominance mandate could irreparably devastate mule deer migrations.
A critical solution to climate change is right here in the West
A critical solution to climate change is right here in the West
In pursuit of a ‘Green New Deal,’ don’t forget public lands.
Trump’s EPA is reluctant to punish law-breaking polluters
Trump’s EPA is reluctant to punish law-breaking polluters
A recent report shows that law enforcement at the agency is declining.
When a huge utility company pledges to go carbon free
When a huge utility company pledges to go carbon free
Xcel Energy says it wants to ‘step up and do more’ to reduce greenhouse gases.
Trump’s policies aren’t actually fueling a fracking boom
Trump’s policies aren’t actually fueling a fracking boom
Current drilling remains a shadow of the frenzy that occurred under Obama.
Offshore oil drilling could hamper Arctic aurora research
Offshore oil drilling could hamper Arctic aurora research
The risk of rocket parts falling on rigs and workers may limit launches.
Explore a world of images at Standing Rock
Explore a world of images at Standing Rock
The new book, Standing Strong, shows a spectrum of emotion from #NoDAPL.
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.
Oil and gas leasing delayed in sage grouse habitat
Oil and gas leasing delayed in sage grouse habitat
Federal court rejects Interior’s ‘intentional decision’ to limit public comment.
The impermanence of wonder and whales
The impermanence of wonder and whales
A writer comes to grips with the plight of the Puget Sound orca.
The rising risks of the West’s latest gas boom
The rising risks of the West’s latest gas boom
An explosion in suburban Colorado raises questions on safety and accountability.
We traveled 2,000 miles to save Chaco Canyon
We traveled 2,000 miles to save Chaco Canyon
Pueblo historic sites face oil and gas development on unprotected public lands.
Citizens put renewable energy on this year’s ballots
Citizens put renewable energy on this year’s ballots
Across several states, voter-driven initiatives rein in oil-and-gas development while promoting wind and solar.
Trump’s methane rule rollback burns the natural gas bridge
Trump’s methane rule rollback burns the natural gas bridge
Without emissions regulations, the ‘clean’ fossil fuel is as dirty as coal.
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