Shale Bait

This is both clever and astute:

Oil shale is kind of like online journalism, there’s such potential there, but from the looks of it, we may never figure out how to make a profitable industry of it.

From there, Terray Sylvester of High Country News does a nice job deciphering the contradictory signals sent by Ken Salazar at a recent press conference, when the Interior Secretary announced the decision to¬† scrap what he termed the “flawed” oil shale research demonstration leases approved in the final days of the Bush Administration–and replace those with a new set of leases to be offered sometime in the future.

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