Items by Ed Quillen

You gotta dream big when you dream about oil shale
You gotta dream big when you dream about oil shale
Why not mine oil shale here in the West, but send it off to be processed somewhere else?
A pleasing discovery
The truth about eastern Oregon
A dismal future for tourism?
If Hal Rothman was right about Las Vegas, harder times loom in the West
Numbers for the Birds
Quantifying the economic benefits of wildlife
An old idea reborn
The West's curious transportation corridors don't serve the West.
Catch a falling drop
Colorado legalizes some rain-water harvesting
Fracking, fracing or fraccing?
We know what it is, but how do we spell it?
Government hunters become poachers?
And the government hunter who reported it loses his job
Sunshine and water
Some solar-powered generating plants need lots of water
Confessions of a trespasser
Another development along the way.
From Gitmo to Montana?
A town with an empty new prison needs the payroll
Western Imagery
Do photos teach us how to look at our home country?
Despite vandalism, road stays closed
The area also appears to get more visitors.
Blue jeans and their critics
Fashion advice from the East Coast.
Tea Party Day is coming
Just what are they upset about, besides the income tax?
The irony of home brew
Now it's legal in Utah.
Thank you, BLM
One short local route improves when it's closed to motorized vehicles.
Coyotes, elk, and octuplets
The dilemmas of over-population.
Abraham Lincoln and the West
The Civil War included more than just the North and the South. The West was a battleground, too.
Elephants and rubber dodos
One way to speculate about potential Republican presidential candidates.
Drilling and the race card
An old civil rights group argues that attempts to regulate gas drilling in the West are really attacks on American minorities.
Interior design at the Interior Department
Ken Salazar will get a plush exec washroom at Interior, and his Senate seat is filled.
Another Colorado senate race
There are plenty of potential replacements for Ken Salazar in the U.S. Senate.
This is the time to make land management make sense
Ed Quillen has suggestions for how to fix the West by consolidating the federal land agencies and charging people to build in Stupid Zones.
Change we could believe in
Change we could believe in
How to fix the West by consolidating land agencies and charging people to build in Stupid Zones.
Staying connected
Burning wood indoors keeps you connected to the outdoors.
Obama and public lands
Speculation about how the next president will manage the federal estate.
Where geography still matters
When choosing an Interior Secretary, Presidents must still consider geography.
Welcome to hard times
Welcome to hard times
Ed Quillen finds a silver lining behind the current economic clouds.
Public land for sale?
An old idea -- selling public land to pay down the national debt -- is circulating again.
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