Energy & Industry

Latest: EPA puts brakes on Pebble Mine proposal
Latest: EPA puts brakes on Pebble Mine proposal
Agency says risks to fisheries and natural resources justify gathering more data.
Interior opens more Western waters to offshore drilling
Interior opens more Western waters to offshore drilling
Officials from both parties ask Secretary Ryan Zinke to reconsider.
Latest: Washington state denies oil-by-rail terminal
Latest: Washington state denies oil-by-rail terminal
Citing risks, Gov. Inslee rejects plans for the nation’s largest oil terminal.
Utah rejects nuclear dump
Utah rejects a high-level nuclear waste dump slated for San Juan County.
Tortoises, cattle race toward court
Wise Use attorney Karen Budd's effort to overturn BLM grazing cutbacks could affect the endangered desert tortoise and the Endangered Species Act.
Blackfoot River Valley may get huge mine
Senator Max Baucus stands to profit more from mining on his ranch property than the public gains on its public lands under the 1872 Mining Law.
Seeds of change
The book "Seeds of Change' examines massive agricultural changes arising from contact between the continents.
Nuclear power gets gassed
The Washington Public Power Supply System is too expensive, says the Bonneville Power Administration.
Gold mines are sucking aquifers dry
Gold mines are dewatering aquifers along Nevada's Humboldt River.