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Water | Energy = Collision Course: DOE Blocks Disclosure of Road Map to Relieve Critical U.S. Energy-Water Choke Point

J. Carl Ganter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
J. Carl Ganter

We have a new national narrative of resource urgency unfolding before our eyes -- the impending collision between water and energy. None of the big en...

Colorado Oil Shale Litigation: Judge Warns Interior Department Not To Delay

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Nine is enough. That's the message from a judge after the federal government requested a ninth delay in responding to two suits filed in January 20...

Boomtown Blues and Black Sunday Revisited

Andrew Gulliford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Andrew Gulliford

Twenty-eight years ago this month, on the 1st Sunday in May, Exxon, the largest corporation in the world, pulled the plug on its massive oil shale project. Overnight, 2,600 people lost their jobs.

Oil Shale: A Bad Bet Then, a Bad Bet Now

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

On May 2, 1982, over 2,000 workers set out, like they always did, to Exxon's Colony Project, a nearly $1 billion oil shale venture in northwest Colorado.

Josh Penry, Scott McInnis Try To Tie Bill Ritter To Obama On Oil Shale

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Gary Harmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The two Grand Junction Republicans hoping to replace Gov. Bill Ritter said a federal oil shale decision supported by Ritter offers little hope to the ...

One Page In Cheating

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

Not content to wait for "This Week In Cheating," recently a single newspaper page held enough cheating for a whole seven days.

Salazar Cleans Up Bush-Era Cronyism in Dirty Oil-Shale Program

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Do we want energy development on our public lands to intensify global warming or a national energy policy that promotes technologies that are renewable and create four times jobs as fossil fuels?

Oil Shale Regulations: Judge Grants More Time To Resolve Controversial Bush-Era Rules

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A Colorado U.S. District Court judge has granted an extension until Nov. 16 for federal government attorneys trying to reach a settlement with environ...

Missed Opportunities: What Congress Did and Didn't Do for America's Energy Future

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frances Beinecke

These are times when the economy is sinking, global warming is looming, and our oil addiction is undermining national security. We need our leaders to propel America into a safer, cleaner, more sustainable energy future.

Another Big Win for Big Oil (Let's Make it the Last).

Antonia Juhasz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Antonia Juhasz

They are today the most profitable corporations in world history. The political power garnered by all of this wealth was firmly on display last week w...

Not All Lobbyists Are Created Equal: The Current Energy Bills

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

I am an environmental advocate. Sometimes I travel to D.C. to lobby on behalf of issues NRDC cares about. Big Oil companies dispatch lobbyists to the Hill as well. Does that make us equals?

Democrats' Crucial Mistake In the Gas Price Fight

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

The drilling "movement" is a classically right-wing operation -- top-heavy, fueled by corporate money, reliant on aggressive PR, and meant to intimidate D.C. decisionmakers. It is astroturf, not grassroots.

Colorado Senate Race Candidates Talk Energy

David Chong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Chong

In the first debate in Colorado's hotly contested race for an open Senate seat, the candidates sparred over gas prices and energy policy. Common ground existed on some fronts, but the candidates were divided on how to deal with the potential environmental fallout of more aggressive energy exploration in the Rocky Mountain State.

With Gas Pump Crunch, Is Oil Shale to the 'Rescue'?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

U.S. shale deposits are enormous. But we should take a long, hard look at environmental costs before going down the road of harnessing those deposits.