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  • 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.

  • Activist brings diversity to green orgs

    Activist brings diversity to green orgs

    Marcelo Bonta's Center for Diversity & the Environment works to bring people of color into the environmental movement.

  • Citizens unite against gas field chaos

    In western Colorado, the Grand Valley Citizens Alliance is trying to work with industry to set protections for landowners before more drilling gets under way

  • Drilling Could Wake a Sleeping Giant

    In 1969, the Atomic Energy Commission exploded an underground nuclear bomb in western Colorado; today, the site of Project Rulison is attracting natural gas drillers

  • Feds oppose state's effort to empowerlandowners

    Wyoming’s new "split-estate" law, designed to give private landowners more control over energy development on their property, hits a big obstacle – the Bush administration

  • Forest Service greases the skids for oil and gas

    The Forest Service wants to create a new type of "categorical exclusion" to make it easier for oil and gas drilling projects to be approved without environmental study or public input

  • 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

  • National preserve is in hot water

    GeoProducts wants to build a geothermal plant in New Mexico’s Valles Caldera National Preserve and sell power to Los Alamos National Laboratory, but some say the whole plan is a scam to get money from the Forest Service

  • Split-estate rebellion: Ranchers take on energy developers

    Frustrated Wyoming ranchers make an end-run around legislators and oil and gas lobbies to take the split-estate issue to the last constituency who might help them: the voters.

  • The Other Bakken Boom: America's biggest oil rush brings tribal conflict

    The Other Bakken Boom: America's biggest oil rush brings tribal conflict

    North Dakota's Three Affiliated Tribes have long wanted a stake in the state's occasional oil booms, but the size, scope and speed of the Bakken development caught them completely unprepared.

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