Fri May 23, 2014
Energy Boom

Filling Oil Jobs Isn't The Problem, It's Filling The Regulatory Jobs

A rig worker in Williston, North Dakota.
Lindsey G Flickr - Creative Commons

The newly discovered abundance of domestic oil and gas is creating a shortage of something else: the petroleum engineers who regulate drilling activities. Those engineers approve drilling plans and inspect wells after they’re completed to make sure they’re not at risk of contaminating water or blowing out.

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Tue May 20, 2014

For Energy In Colorado, Wyoming And North Dakota, The Boom Plays Out Differently

A Drilling operation in Weld County, Colo.
EcoFlight ecoflight.org

A continuing energy boom in the Rocky Mountains and Northern Great Plains is reshaping the future of what’s powering America. The three states are feeling this new energy economy differently, and it’s changing political realities in different ways.

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Mon May 19, 2014
Inside Energy

Meet Inside Energy, A Project To Drill Down On Energy Issues

A drill rig near Longmont, Colo.
KUNC file photo

An ongoing oil and gas boom in the Rocky Mountains and northern Great Plains region of the country is reshaping the way the U.S. gets its power. At the same time, debates over energy production and policy, especially along Colorado’s heavily populated Front Range, are becoming more high-profile and polarized.

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Fri May 9, 2014
Trains, Planes & Automobiles

Behemoth Steam Train, Big Boy No. 4014, Returns Home To Cheyenne

Union Pacific's No. 4014 'Big Boy' arrives in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

An imposing piece of railroad history has returned to Cheyenne, Wyoming. Union Pacific’s No. 4014 ‘Big Boy’ completed the more than 1,000 mile trip from Colton, California to Cheyenne. It will now undergo an extensive renovation to restore it to full steam powered service.

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Fri March 28, 2014

Meat Labels Don't Infringe On Free Speech, Court Rules

New labels on packages of meat tell shoppers where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media

Those new labels on grocery store meat that says where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered will be sticking around.

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