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  • Energy companies plow some profits back into Western ground

    Raymond Plank, chairman of Apache Corp., says responsible companies like his prove that the energy industry can reduce its environmental impacts and give more back to local communities

  • Time to call the gas industry’s bluff

    Randy Udall says Colorado needs to act now to collect severance taxes from the natural gas companies that are making a fortune from the state.

  • Taking the law into their own hands

    Citizens use a little-known legal doctrine called qui tam to fight energy company profiteering – and make money in the process

  • How to deal with oil and gas development

    The Oil and Gas Accountability Project has created Oil and Gas at Your Door, a guidebook and Web site for Western landowners confronted by energy development

  • Drilling leases slowed by paper jam

    Assistant Interior Secretary Rebecca Watson blames environmental protests for hobbling gas drilling in the Rocky Mountains, but much of the delay comes from problems with the industry’s applications

  • Magic Valley Uprising

    An unusual grassroots coalition of citizen activists stops a coal-fired merchant power plant from being built in Idaho’s Magic Valley

  • How we lost our ranch to gas drilling

    A rancher recounts how oil drilling destroyed her rural lifestyle and forced her and her husband to sell their western Colorado ranch

  • A former energy company lawyer now fights for the other side

    A former energy company lawyer now fights for the other side

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

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