Oil Shale


Fri June 27, 2014
An Energy Travelogue

Radioactive Waste: Another Concern For Fractivists

Trucks at the McKean County landfill in New York must stop to be tested for radioactive material.
Stephanie Paige Ogburn KUNC

The first thing I did this morning, after sucking down a cup of watery hotel coffee and some microwave-scrambled eggs, was go to the dump.

I'm traveling through Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio learning about shale drilling with a group of journalists, and we were visiting the McKean County Landfill.

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Wed March 6, 2013
Oil & Gas

Profits, Not Politics Pushing Drilling Onto Private Land

Drilling operation in Weld County
EcoFlight ecoflight.org

A new study of the oil and gas industry finds that geology and economics, rather than government regulation, are driving the shift in drilling from public to private lands in the U.S.

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Fri December 28, 2012

As Oil Boom Grows, Cities Plan For Possible Bust

A zoning map of the City of Greeley
Nathan Heffel KUNC


Wed August 24, 2011

Colorado Republicans Criticize Obama Administration over Shale Development

Capitol News Connection

Oil embedded in Colorado and other western states could help kick the nation of its dependency on foreign sources, if only the industry knew how to harvest it. Two Colorado congressmen say the Obama administration is standing in the way.

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Wed May 4, 2011

Oil Shale Plan Renews Energy Debate

Suzanne O'Neill of the Colorado Wildlife Federation testifies at a BLM hearing Wednesday in Golden.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

The Bureau of Land Management is taking a new look at oil shale development in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, as the Obama Administration considers shelving a controversial plan stemming from the Bush Administration that opened up 1.9 million acres of land in the three states for potential leasing.

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