Diary of a Mad Voter. Happy Earth Day, How About An Oil Lease? By Joan McCarter. New West.
The vast “resources” of oil shale in Utah and Colorado have been hyped for perhaps a hundred years, but no one has figured out how to get this “oil*” our of the rocks in an economic manner or how to deal with the environmental impacts that will probably dwarf the impacts of oil sands mining in Alberta.
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* Note: the oil in oil shale is actually kerogen, which consists of a changing variety of various organic chemicals.