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  • The Final Energy Frontier

    The end of the oil and gas era may be in sight, but the current energy boom in the West means that a rough and wild ride is still ahead

  • 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

  • Storing fat from the feeding frenzy

    Westerners need to prepare for the next economic bust by saving money from today’s energy boom, just as black bears store calories in the form of fat in order to get through the winter

  • Gold from the Gas Fields

    Energy companies are reaping billions from the West, but few states outside Wyoming are making sure that wealth stays at home and is invested wisely.

  • Oil drillers get 'one-stop shopping' at no extra cost

    A provision in the new energy bill promises funding to speed up the oil and gas permitting process in BLM offices – without costing the industry an extra penny

  • Friends don’t let friends drive gas-guzzlers

    The writer says we’ll ditch gas-guzzling vehicles once we devise the right propaganda campaign

  • A 'teachable moment' has arrived

    The writer says we’ve been shocked into the realization that we must decrease our consumption of energy — particularly on the road

  • Rural residents split over coalbed methane

    In Montana’s Powder River County, the group Citizens for Resource Development wants to encourage coalbed methane drilling, while next door in Rosebud County, the Northern Plains Resource Council is fighting hard against it

  • Why should the Arctic Refuge matter to the ski industry?

    If the United States doesn’t come up with an intelligent energy strategy, global warming could spell the end of the ski industry

  • The BLM wields fork and spatula over the West's wildlands

    The Bureau of Land Management is handing out public-lands drilling permits like a McDonald’s drive-through with a hyperactive "Order Assembly Target."

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