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If federal plans move forward, most U.S. coastal waters would be open to offshore oil drilling. Stanford Professors Deborah Sivas and Alexandria Boehm look at related legal and marine issues from the perspective of the California coastline, which has been protected from new drilling since 1969.
A new energy boom in Wyoming? Montana battery-in-a-butte; subdivisions on polluted Utah Lake; and other highlights of environmental news from around the West this week.
Hundreds of fellows have contributed to the best writing of our time, and millions have read their work.
Mar 5 2018 | ... & the West Blog
In the federal government, wildfires have a lesser claim on disaster funds. As fires burn with greater magnitude and frequency, the cost of fighting them is increasingly borne by money earmarked for prevention.
Mar 2 2018 | Center News
At a meeting on Feb. 7, Secretary George Shultz encouraged students in energy and the environment to pursue public service careers beyond Stanford.
Feb 19 2018 | Center News
Stanford faculty members Condoleezza Rice and David Kennedy recently discussed the upcoming PBS documentary “American Creed” with members of the campus community
Jan 29 2018 | ... & the West Blog
The power gained by harnessing the Columbia River paved the way for industrial development and widespread farmland irrigation. But what if, instead of public utilities, that power had been sold by private firms seeking profits?


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