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Utah

Hunting a New Kind of Fugitive in the West

In exploring the hidden sides of the western shale oil and gas boom, the Rural West Initiative has looked at the impact of energy extraction on communities in North Dakota and Wyoming: on housing and infrastructure, strains on health care, disruption of local banks and the importance of refining state fiscal policies

With our video feature "The New Western Fugitives," we now turn our focus on a side effect of gas extraction that is literally invisible: the build-up of “fugitive” emissions that contribute to high levels of ozone gas. 

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Conference on the Rural West: Complete Audio

Ogden Eccles Conference Center, Ogden, Utah
(Oct. 13-14, 2012)

Introduction
Welcome to the Conference on the Rural West
Introductory remarks by David M. Kennedy, Faculty Director, Bill Lane Center for the American West, Stanford University

Click on the image to hear complete audio from the 2012 Rural West Conference in Ogden, Utah. »