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Fracking Fracas

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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Fracking Fracas

A last-minute backroom deal among Colorado Democrats scrapped plans for a potentially divisive anti-fracking ballot measure. The move may save the party's candidates but "fractivists" says a vote is coming. An August 2014 report for High Country News.

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Front Range Groundswell

Monday, October 14, 2013

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Front Range Groundswell

Fracking for oil and gas has collided with cities' growth on Colorado's Front Range, elevating fears over health and environmental impacts. But citizens aren't waiting for state or local officials or the courts to hand down tougher rules. My article for High Country News in August 2013, covers the issue, ahead of election season when several communities will vote on fracking bans.

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Fracking on the Range

Thursday, July 4, 2013

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Fracking on the Range

Oil and gas companies are on a drilling bender across Western public lands but surrounding communities aren't interested in the hangover. My story for Sierra Magazine, July/August 2013 issue.

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Fuel for Energy Research

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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Fuel for Energy Research

The collision of university environmental research and energy industry funding has earned the derisive moniker of "frackademia," clouded by questions over industry's bias at state schools. My January 2013 story for High Country News explores how colleges are trying to maintain their scientific integrity and research funds -- a task some are handling better than others.

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Flare Up

Thursday, July 7, 2005

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Flare Up

Health problems. Environmental degradation. A billion-dollar business with ties to the White House. Faced with the effects of fracking, western Colorado landowners are fighting back against the oil and gas industry. A July 2005 feature for the Rocky Mountain Bullhorn.

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