Energy & Industry

On one of Oregon’s wildest rivers, mining protections lapse
On one of Oregon’s wildest rivers, mining protections lapse
The Department of Interior’s failure to extend restrictions exposes the weaknesses of a key environmental law.
Holding onto home in rural North Dakota
Holding onto home in rural North Dakota
A new documentary explores progress and place in fracking country.
The casualties of Trump’s trade war
The casualties of Trump’s trade war
How ‘America First’ often puts the West last.
Will Zinke undo protections for the West’s most iconic bird?
Will Zinke undo protections for the West’s most iconic bird?
The Interior Department reviews sage grouse management plans.
Don’t let this uranium mill repeat history
Don’t let this uranium mill repeat history
The White Mesa Mill’s license is up for renewal under the Trump administration.
In California, a bipartisan win for cap and trade
In California, a bipartisan win for cap and trade
The state Legislature extends groundbreaking climate legislation.
One grid to rule them all
One grid to rule them all
And in the darkness, bind them: The West’s bid for one big electric grid.
Meet the latest Trump administration nominees
Meet the latest Trump administration nominees
Ties to industry and possible conflicts of interest dog nominees for environment-related posts.
Court rejects temporary block to the methane rule
Court rejects temporary block to the methane rule
The ruling snarls Trump’s directive to rollback environmental regulations.
What ‘America First’ means for energy development
What ‘America First’ means for energy development
At a hearing, a discussion of Trump’s aggressive oil and gas leasing policies.
The Navajo Nation’s coal economy was built to be exploited
The Navajo Nation’s coal economy was built to be exploited
When the plant closes, the Navajo people will suffer.
EPA staffers weigh in on the damage of Trump’s team
EPA staffers weigh in on the damage of Trump’s team
Veterans of the agency say the shake-up is unlike anything they’ve seen before.
Could the lure of trails salvage Alaska’s economy?
Could the lure of trails salvage Alaska’s economy?
A trail along the Trans-Alaska pipeline could be the start of a booming recreation economy.
California enters the global climate stage
California enters the global climate stage
As Trump backs off climate agreement, California tackles ambitious renewables goal.
Let the floodgates of protest open over Bears Ears
Let the floodgates of protest open over Bears Ears
96 percent of public comments defend national monuments.
Nevada governor signs law to revive rooftop solar industry
Nevada governor signs law to revive rooftop solar industry
Public pressure prompts reversal of unfriendly solar policies.
A judge’s ruling on Standing Rock reinforces treaty rights
A judge’s ruling on Standing Rock reinforces treaty rights
The first in a series of lawsuits sides with tribal sovereignty.
See the bay ‘where water is gold’
See the bay ‘where water is gold’
Photos by Carl Johnson illustrate the cost of building the Pebble Mine in Alaska.
Eight lawmakers whose bills attack public lands
Eight lawmakers whose bills attack public lands
Who are the Westerners behind bills meant to weaken federal protections of land?
The Interior Department orders a review of sage grouse plans
The Interior Department orders a review of sage grouse plans
Some Western governors warn against an overhaul of the sweeping 2015 efforts.
The Trump administration’s false coal stats, explained
The Trump administration’s false coal stats, explained
Enviro chief Scott Pruitt’s coal job numbers aren’t even close to accurate.
A tour of the West’s radioactive legacy
A tour of the West’s radioactive legacy
Trump’s push for nuclear security could send ripples across the region.
States commit to action in absence of climate accord
States commit to action in absence of climate accord
California and Washington form a coalition that will fight climate change even if Trump won’t.
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