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  • 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

  • When a gas pipeline blows, you get out fast

    When the Windsor gas pipeline blew out near Clark, Wyo., in August, local people were kept in the dark about a dangerous situation

  • Ready... fire... aim!

    Ten years into the energy rush, the West is beginning to think about its impacts on the region’s land, air, water and wildlife

  • 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 done right?

    Ted Turner's Northern New Mexican Vermejo Park Ranch is a showcase for "responsible" gas development, but critics fear the neighboring Valle Vidal won’t get the same five-star treatment.

  • New Mexicans take a stand against oil and gas

    In New Mexico, ranchers like Tweeti Blancett are working with environmentalists to keep oil and gas drillers away from Otero Mesa

  • Gas industry gets cracking

    Environmentalists and landowners are worried about the use of hydraulic fracturing to extract coalbed methane, but the industry – and the EPA – are carefully protecting the process and its secrets

  • BLM sinks local input to drill Roan Plateau

    In Western Colorado, locals burned by the oil shale boom 20 years ago are dubious about planned natural gas drilling on the Roan Plateau, especially since the BLM unexpectedly dropped their favorite plan

  • Plains tribe harnesses the wind

    Even as the Rosebud Sioux Reservation works on building and marketing "wind power," the pressure is on to exploit traditional energy sources in Indian Country

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