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Environment

Shale Bait

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorFebruary 28, 2009 7:58 PM

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This is both clever and astute:

Oil shale is kind of like online journalism, there's such potential there, but from the looks of it, we may never figure out how to make a profitable industry of it.

From there, Terray Sylvester of High Country News does a nice job deciphering the contradictory signals sent by Ken Salazar at a recent press conference, when the Interior Secretary announced the decision to scrap what he termed the "flawed" oil shale research demonstration leases approved in the final days of the Bush Administration--and replace those with a new set of leases to be offered sometime in the future.

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