By H. Lee Scamehorn

Co-Winner of the 2004 Colorado Endowment for the arts book Prize

High Altitude power: A historical past of Fossil gasoline in Colorado is a well timed, articulate heritage of coal, coke, oil, gasoline, and oil shale extraction and construction in Colorado. Scamehorn examines the beginning, evolution, and facets of the social and financial effect of those industries in Colorado. He treats all of the gas assets individually from their discoveries and preliminary creation within the 19th century to the power concern of the 1970’s, in the course of the 1980’s, and as much as the current power issues. In detailing the state’s lengthy historical past of fossil gas creation, Scamehorn completely dissects the arguments and conclusions of the family power shortages made through the many years because the moment international conflict. Today’s readers-faced with both ever expanding strength bills or debatable plans to drill in nationwide flora and fauna refuges-will be inspired by way of the timeliness of Scamehorn’s research of the failure of the U.S. executive to accomplish power independence.

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