Magazine
Oil shale comes on hard times

April 2, 1984

A special issue exploring how and why the latest efforts to cook liquid oil out of oil shale are rapidly failing.

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Union Oil's Fred Hartley fights Wall Street vultures and conservationists
Fred Hartley is a proud, hard-driving oil company chief executive officer who doesn't understand why he or Union Oil should have to explain a damn thing to the media or the public.
Industry and government charge environmentalists with bad faith negotiating
An ambitious attempt to create once-and-for-all comprehensive national oil shale legislation has collapsed amidst bitterness and mistrust.

News

A tri-state wilderness area causes strife
A recently released Bureau of Land Management Draft EIS for wilderness within Owyhee Canyonlands in Oregon, Idaho and Nevada has sparked controversy.
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