High Country News - Energy

By: High Country News  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Public Lands

  • Current

    The Bureau of Land Management is working with landscape architects and camouflage experts to better disguise renewable energy infrastructure on public lands.

    by Kimberly Hirai, Nov 04, 2011

  • Letters

    by Bradley Berthold, Aug 16, 2011

  • Letters

    by Lloyd Kiff, Aug 16, 2011

  • Letters

    by Monty Wilson , Aug 16, 2011

  • Letters

    by Crista Worthy, Aug 16, 2011

  • Uncommon Westerners

    Attorney Lance Astrella represents landowners coping with oil and gas development on their doorsteps.

    by April Reese, Jul 28, 2011

  • Feature

    A Wyoming farmer battles industry and bureaucracy trying to find out whether hydraulic fracturing -- used in natural gas drilling -- polluted his drinking water.

    by Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, Jun 26, 2011

  • Multimedia

    An interview with ProPublica energy and environment reporter Abrahm Lustgarten.

    by Cally Carswell, Jun 27, 2011

  • Current

    New rule clears the way for solar and wind projects on public land.

    by Emilene Ostlind, Jun 10, 2011

  • Current

    California Republican state Sen. Sam Blakeslee questions the Nuclear Regulatory Commission about the safety of the state’s nuclear plants.

    by Judith Lewis Mernit, Jun 08, 2011

  • Current

    Legislation protecting the mountain fails to prevent energy development proposals.

    by Emilene Ostlind, May 02, 2011

  • Current

    Columbia Energy Partners plans to build four 104-MW wind farms with 40 to 60 turbines each on Steens Mountain. East and West Ridge will be on private land inside the protected area boundaries, Echanis on private land just outside the protected area and Riddle Mountain on state land.

    by Emilene Ostlind, May 02, 2011

  • Current

    by Institute ; Environmental Protection Agency ; Department of Energy ; U.S. Department of Agriculture ; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Joan Moody, Department of Interior, May 02, 2011

  • Letters

    by Joe Ross, Apr 12, 2011

  • Letters

    by Felice Pace, Apr 12, 2011

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