Fossil Fuel Extraction and Western Economies

This study analyzes the fossil fuel economy in five Rocky Mountain states—CO, MT, NM, UT, and WY—and how states and communities can maximize benefits and minimize the costs of energy development.

A study by Headwaters Economics compares the importance of the fossil fuel economy in the five Rocky Mountain energy-producing states—Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming—and analyzes the relative success that states and communities have had in maximizing benefits and minimizing the costs of energy development.

The report concludes with a series of policy recommendations to achieve that goal.