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Oil shale fever rises in West

January 18, 1974

With the present shortage of crude oil, industry is bidding hundreds of millions of dollars on leases to tap shale oil on public lands in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.

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Oil shale fever rises in West
With the present shortage of crude oil, industry is bidding hundreds of millions of dollars on leases to tap shale oil on public lands in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.

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The Colorado Open Space Council is taking political organizing seriously after Colorado environmentalists were overrun by Denver Water Board's plan to divert water from the state's Western slope in order to feed Denver's growth.

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