Thu May 5, 2011

Colorado Oil Shale History Scrutinized

Shell Oil runs an experimental oil shale development site in remote northwest Colorado.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

In Cheyenne Thursday, federal land managers are wrapping up their final public meeting on a proposed plan that is expected to map out the future of oil shale mining on public lands.  The Bureau of Land Management is taking what it calls a “fresh look” at the energy resource in Wyoming, Utah and Colorado, as the Obama Administration considers shelving a controversial Bush Administration plan that opened up nearly two million acres of land for potential leasing.  The agency will now begin writing what’s expected to be another exhaustive study and that’s reopening an ages-old debate.

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Wed April 6, 2011
Renewable Energy

Senator Udall Introduces Renewable Energy Legislation

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Colorado Senator Mark Udall has reintroduced legislation requiring the federal government to enact a Renewable Energy Standard (RES).

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Thu March 31, 2011
The Two-Way

Nuclear Industry Will 'Double Down' On Safety, Energy Secretary Chu Says

As the world watches anxiously while Japanese authorities try to bring nuclear reactors under control at the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi power plant, it's natural to ask if nuclear plants elsewhere are safe.

"Can you assure the American people that the plants in this country are safe?" All Things Considered host Melissa Block asked Energy Secretary Steven Chu today.

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