Category Archives: oil drilling

Darth Vader and white knights of oil and gas

Oil and gas drillers hurt themselves badly by resisting transparency, but the risk must be viewed within a broader matrix of considerations, speakers at a risk analysis conference seemed to agree.
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Beauprez and Hickenlooper on Colorado drilling

Colorado gubernatorial candidates Bob Beauprez and John Hickenlooper offered sharply contrasting approaches to the drilling controversy during appearances at the Energy Forum in Westminster. Continue reading

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Three principles of climate change politics

In turns cheerful and stern, former U.S. Sen. Tim Wirth shared what about our energy story terrifies him and what makes him eager to get up in the morning. Continue reading

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Oil and gas drilling in Colorado

In a talk sponsored by the Center of the American West, Howard Boigon uses his 41-year perspective as an oil and gas lawyer to examine drilling controversies. Continue reading

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Bill McKibben’s divesture campaign

Climate crusader Bill McKibben was in Denver this week to promote his new book and make the case f colleges to divest themselves from fossil fuels industries. Continue reading

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Fracking, drilling, and the natural gas bonanza

Fracking has been done since the 1940s. Safe, proven technology, right? But the fracking today isn’t the same as that of your grandfather, says Dr. Bernard Goldstein. Like other speakers in the Center of the American West’s FrackingSense series, he argues for a more patient rollout of drilling into shale formations than the drill here, drill now cheerleading of recent years. Continue reading

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Randy Udall on our energy bonanza

Persistence and hard work have yielded a bounty of oil and natural gas in the Rocky Mountains, but Randy Udall questions the cost of this treasure and wonders whether we are now chained to drilling rigs and are throwing away the key. Continue reading

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