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Responsible Oil and Gas Development


Energy development has become the latest boom of the Wild West, with technological advances and volatile markets challenging timely community responses to unfettered development. This rapid expansion is threatening the sustainability of wildlife and ecosystem service production. With critical energy and conservation needs, transitioning to more efficient and cleaner energy is paramount. How can we ensure appropriate and sustainable energy development? CEI is working with communities on a platform for sensible energy development.

Sustainability of Oil and Gas Development


Dr. Pete Morton spoke about responsible oil and gas development at the University of Colorado’s Center for the American West on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014. He presented his evidence and suggestions at the Spring lecture series: FrackingSENSE 2.0:  What We Know, What We Don’t Know, and What We Hope to Learn about Oil & Gas Development.

Fracking and the Resource Curse


The following materials highlight the long-term community costs of rapid energy development and illuminate paths forward for sustainable approaches:

View Dr. Morton's 2014 Univ.    of Colorado Presentation