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  • The deja-vu of ‘Drill here, drill now’

    The deja-vu of ‘Drill here, drill now’

    Despite a few sensible aspects, Jimmy Carter’s ideas about energy would not have been good for the West’s environment.

  • Black Sunday, 30 years later

    Black Sunday, 30 years later

    The author attends a peculiar reunion, a meeting with the former Exxon executives who pulled the plug on oil shale three decades ago.

  • Congress bets on oil shale

    Northeastern Utah, southern Wyoming and western Colorado are humming with new talk of oil shale, but industry insiders say that the technology has years to go before oil shale development is financially and environmentally viable

  • We've heard the "drill now" drumbeat before

    Jimmy Carter’s energy plan – especially his promotion of synfuels development – would have been disastrous for the West.

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