Energy & Industry

As ethics questions swirl, Zinke knows how to work a crowd
As ethics questions swirl, Zinke knows how to work a crowd
The Interior secretary woos conservatives with logging, drilling, public access.
Mining protections lapse on one of Oregon’s wildest rivers
Mining protections lapse on one of Oregon’s wildest rivers
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.
Rancher sues rancher
A letter to the editor of a California paper criticizing range conditions causes a $32,000 libel suit.
Phelps Dodge gets a D in mining
The Phelps Dodge copper mining company is a bad neighbor, report shows.
State cites leaky lab
Los Alamos National Laboratory is fined for storing leaky waste.
Babbitt's feast of meetings
Babbitt sets three public meetings to discuss grazing.
New Mexico begins to regulate a huge mine
Molycorp in Mew Mexico comes under fire from Concerned Citizens Del Norte for polluting the Red River.
Grazing fees sink
Grazing fees drop for the second year in a row.
Big profits at big price
Wealthy corporations control, and abuse, a disproportionate amount of available forage according to a National Wildlife Federation report.
Mining reform may hit paydirt in 1993
Mining reform legislation which could overturn the 1872 Mining Law is introduced in Congress.
Energy reports
The DOE seeks comments on reports that examine problems within the agency.
A melting pot for unrelated agencies
A brief history of the Department of Energyis outlined.
Ornery grand jury
A grand jury report on the environmental crimes at the Rocky Flats nuclear bomb plant is released.
Calls for reform
Summitville mine pollution may lead to new reclamation regulations in Colorado.
The continuing saga of New Mexico's Gray Ranch
The Nature Conservancy sells the biologically diverse Gray Ranch amidst local concern.
High on hemp
A review of The Emperor Wears No Clothes, by hemp crusader Jack Herer.
Aluminum workers and cancer
A study links aluminum production to cancer in factory workers.
Nevada fences out hot waste, for now
A low-level nuclear waste dump closes in Beatty, Nevada.
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.
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