There’s enough oil beneath Western Colorado and across the border into Utah and Wyoming to dwarf Saudi Arabia. The trick is, it’s locked in rock, and so-called oil shale isn’t even liquid yet. Some companies are working on ways to profitably turn it into a source of energy. Meanwhile the Bureau of Land Management is, once again, reviewing the potential impacts of opening millions of acres of federal land to oil shale development. The first public meetings in Colorado start today in Rifle. Jerry Boak, director of the Center for Oil Shale Technology and Research at the Colorado School of Mines, joins Ryan Warner to talk about the latest developments.

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