An Interior Department agency that oversees sales of coal owned by all Americans is allowing big companies to buy it for just pennies on the dollar and then sell it abroad at a huge markup, a new report concludes.
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Colorado’s political establishment has been working overtime to thwart an election day showdown over proposals that would require oil and gas wells to be set back at least a half mile from residences and give towns the ability to enact stricter drilling controls.
Chevron USA admitted that to meet a goal of developing a half million barrels of oil from sedimentary rock in northwest Colorado it would need 120,000 acre feet of water a year. That’s enough to meet the needs of 1 million people per year.