Western Grievances Beyond Cliven Bundy

It is a mistake to believe that the interest in Cliven Bundy's resistance to the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) enforcement action is as bizarre...

Where Have You Been or Why Hunt?

My postings of late have been slow.  Essentially, since early October I have been out in the field with and without the dogs.  This...

A Real National Energy Policy

President Obama has enunciated a national energy policy he labels "all of the above".  That is not a policy but an enabling statement.  The...

The Known Natural Gas Problem

Right before I departed on my spring time tour of rural Nebraska and Colorado, I attended FrackingSense's "Atmospheric Perspective on Oil & Gas Operations"...

Empowering Conservation One Young Person at a Time

Young adults working in parks is on one level all you need to know about the Student Conservation Association.  Liz Putnam founded SCA in...

FrackingSense Update March 19, 2012

Last night's FrackingSense at CU and the Center for the American West was less inspiring.  An engaging Colorado political scientist at Colorado State University,...

Fracking Sense – Science Before Policy

One of the bizarre developments of modern politics is the tendency of the two political parties charged with developing and implementing policy to abandon...

Finally A Renewables Story That Makes Sense

Followers of the blog know that I am concerned about the loss of habitat in farm country.  On a cold morning with the dogs...

Extremists on the Right and Left Deny Science

The two most revolting political images for me in the last few years were the Tea Party activists  taunting a disabled person lying before...

The Urban/Rural Divide

I decided right after the Boulder Daily Camera published my piece on fracking that it was a good time to leave town for Beatrice,...

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