Items by David Sumner

Wildlife -- another victim of energy demand
Future coal and oil shale development will turn the Rockies into a gigantic energy colony, consuming the habitat that deer, antelope, and other wildlife rely on.
The last great carving up of America
In Vail, Colorado, where rapid and erratic growth has created a $160 million haven of affluence and alpine luxury, the prospects for the deer aren't good.
Oil shale: a problem of waste
If all goes as planned by the U.S. Department of Interior, the western fringe of the Piceance Basin in northwestern Colorado will become home to huge landfills to house the "spent shale" produced by oil shale extraction.
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