February 14, 2013

Take a Hard Look Before Digging Shale

Dan Randolph, Durango Herald

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La Plata County has had gas and oil development for many decades. As a result, there have been both beneficial and harmful effects.

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October 23, 2013
How to Annoy 'Shale Deniers'
Brian Bremmer, BW
The U.S. shale energy boom has attracted plenty of skeptics. Petroleum geologist and consultant Art Berman has called the shale oil and gas expansion “more of a retirement party than a revolution.” Berman and others... more ››
October 22, 2013
Wait a Sec. Shale CAN Help with Climate Change
Grant McDermott, EC
I used to be an avid reader of Joe Romm's "Climate Progress" blog. However, my enthusiasm has waned over the years due to his stark intolerance for any opposing ideas, dogmatic stance on nuclear power and several other factors. .... more ››
The shale-gas boom in the United States won't do much to cut U.S. carbon-dioxide emissions or tackle global warming. That's because, in addition to killing off coal-fired plants, cheap gas will also edge out cleaner energy... more ››
October 18, 2013
How Oil Boomtowns Are Like the Wild West
Mike Riggs, The Atlantic
In 2005, the Williston Police Department in Williston, North Dakota, received 3,796 calls for service. By 2009, the number of yearly calls had almost doubled, to 6,089. In 2011, the most recent year for which data is available,... more ››
October 15, 2013
Even with Shale Boom, We Won't Be the Next OPEC
National Journal
Forty years ago this week, a group of Middle Eastern petro-states introduced the world to a powerful new weapon. After the U.S. supplied Israel with an arsenal of missiles during the Yom Kippur War of October 1973, the Arab... more ››