August 25, 2011
Republicans on US House panel criticizes Obama oil shale policy – Oil | Platts News Article & Story.
US oil shale development has been needlessly stalled by the Obama administration’s reexamination of a Bush-era policy that opened 2 million federal acres to possible commercial-scale production, Republicans on a House of Representatives energy panel said Wednesday.
Representatives Doug Lamborn and Scott Tipton, both Colorado Republicans, criticized the Department of Interior’s February decision to take a new look at a November 2008 federal rule for commercial development of oil shale.
August 16, 2011
Shale and its Discontents – Robert Bryce – National Review Online. The shale-gas (and shale-oil) revolution is the single most important development in the North American energy sector since the discovery of the East Texas Field in 1930. But you won’t get that story by reading the New York Times.
Instead, two recent articles by Ian Urbina, the Times’ designated reporter on shale development, claim that the shale business is overhyped.