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  • Producing more power means using more water

    Producing more power means using more water

    Federal agencies often overlook the tight relationship between energy production and water use.

  • Fixing what ain't broken in Foggy Bottom

    Fixing what ain't broken in Foggy Bottom

    The U.S. House of Representatives is wasting its time passing unnecessary and absurd laws, but at least that’s helping to keep it out of trouble.

  • Two weeks in the West

    Hopi and Navajo tribes settle boundary dispute; oil shale returns to western Colorado; Northern Cheyenne open coal reserves to development; judge upholds critical habitat designation for "vernal pools" in California and Oregon; red tree vole wins protecti

  • The need to remember Black Sunday

    As western Colorado begins to dance to the tune of a brand-new energy boom, it’s good to remember that the last one ended in a total bust

  • You gotta dream big when you dream about oil shale

    You gotta dream big when you dream about oil shale

    Why not mine oil shale here in the West, but send it off to be processed somewhere else?

  • Black Sunday was a day to remember

    Jim Spehar watches the region boom again; only this time he hopes we’ve learned a few things since the oil shale bust of 25 years ago.

  • The Latest Bounce

    Petroglyph boulders moved for controversial Albuquerque highway; Hilmar Cheese can drill "test well" for its wastewater; Richard Pombo’s plan to fast-track oil shale stymied; wilderness vs. helicopter skiing in Wyoming

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