Energy & Industry

The contradictions of iconic lands
The contradictions of iconic lands
The photos inside two new volumes show the grandeur and vulnerability of landscapes like the Grand Canyon and Bears Ears National Monument.
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.
How to repack and shut Pandora's box
The decommissioning of the Trojan nuclear power plant may serve as a model for other plants.
Salt caves not licked yet
Wild and scenic designation on the Klamath River may stop an Oregon hydroelectric project.
Down but not out
The AB Lateral hydropower project on Colorado's Gunnison and Uncompahgre rivers is vetoed.
How BPA is ruining the Northwest
The writer challenges the Bonneville Power Administration's "more' and "bigger" goals.
Bomb testing may resume in Nevada
Nuclear bomb testing could resume in Nevada.
Hot Glass
The Department of Energy wants to turn Hanford's nuclear waste into glass logs.
Washington and a gold mine
A moratorium on heap-leaching is sought by the Washington Wilderness Coalition and two other environmental groups.
A push for reform
Colo. Governor Romer orders a criminal investigation of the Summitville mine disaster.
Compromise pleases no one
The Forest Service EIS on new grazing regulations for Idaho's Stanley Basin upsets both ranchers and environmentalists.
Bruce Babbitt on Western land use: 1993 is the 'year ofdecision'
Babbitt participates in a number of grazing meetings held around the West.
Is Babbitt for Badger?
Babbitt will review an oil-drilling proposal near Glacier National Park.
Game farmers corralled
Washington game farmers sue the state Department of Wildlife for restricting game farming.
A big gold mine wants to get bigger
The Pegasus gold mine plans expansion amid Assiniboine and Gros Ventre tribes' accusations of pollution.
Road halted near historic ranch
The Elkhorn Ranch Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park is saved from a major road project to serve oil and gas development
Dump Decision in Colorado
Uravan, Colo, is proposed to house a dumpsite for naturally occurring radioactive waste.
What rough beast ...
The Lawrence Livermore Lab develops a new process that produces oil shale more cheaply.
Fouled water leads to court
Durango, Colo., residents charge that gas production pollutes their wells.
Chevron takes aim at Uintas
Chevron's widened search for oil into the Uinta mountains threatens the entire range.
Oil firms commandeer badlands
Duncan Energy Inc. builds an illegal road through national grasslands while the Forest Service and the U.S. Attorney's office bicker.
Oil leases head for Court
Proposed oil and gas leasing on National Forest lands comes under fire.
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