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Long-Term Energy Development Has Negative Impacts on Western Counties

This paper demonstrates that when fossil fuel development plays a prominent, long-term role in local western economies there are negative effects on per capita income, crime rates, and educational attainment.

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Unconventional Oil Revenues to Local Governments

This report compares how local governments receive production tax revenue from unconventional oil extraction across seven major oil-producing states: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming.

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Fiscal Lessons for State and Local Governments

This report focuses on the challenges for state and local communities caused by unconventional oil and natural gas development and a number of fiscal best practices that address them.

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The Proposed SunZia Transmission Line: A Guide for Decision Makers

This report analyzes the proposed SunZia transmission line, finding that the project, as currently configured, depends on its ability to export renewable energy from New Mexico to markets in Arizona and California.

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Report: New Mexico’s Oil and Natural Gas Industry

This graphical analysis reviews the status of New Mexico’s oil and gas industry including production, drilling activity, and its role in the state’s economy.

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Green Jobs Metrics

This research summary offers an overview of efforts to quantify the national green economy in terms of job creation from several perspectives.

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Report: Colorado’s Oil and Natural Gas Industry

This graphical analysis reviews the status of Colorado’s oil and gas industry including production, drilling activity, tax policy, its role in Colorado’s economy.

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Unconventional Oil and North Dakota Communities: State Fiscal Policy Unprepared for Impacts of Energy Development

This report analyzes the growing infrastructure and services needs of the Bakken boom and meeting the demands of unconventional energy development.

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Oil and Gas Drilling: Rig Weeks Activity 2001 – 2011

Measuring Total Rig Weeks and Changes in Rig Weeks by County

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Transmission lines will be vital to future clean energy production. Transmission lines will be vital to future clean energy production.

Clean Energy Transmission

Headwaters Economics is working new transmission infrastructure issues from the perspective of regional economic development, and issues most relevant to local and state decision makers.

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