States tend to spend, rather than save, federal fossil fuel disbursements, potentially making them vulnerable to economic transitions.
This report analyzes the growing infrastructure and services needs of the Bakken boom and meeting the demands of unconventional energy development.
This graphical analysis shows that Utah’s oil and gas industry was recovering at the time of the report.
This report focuses on county-level details of drilling rig activity for the period 2001 to 2011 in the six Rocky Mountain oil and gas states of Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
A graphical analysis of oil and natural gas drilling in the United States which now has returned to pre-recession levels.
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.
This study examines how the West has changed, the rising importance of environmental amenities, and the relative role of energy development in the economy of western states.
This report examines the extent of energy reserves in the U.S. and on western public lands, and their scale in light of domestic production and consumption trends.
This report discusses the supply-side orientation of U.S. energy policy, and reviews existing data that describe available reserves, pricing structures, and patterns of consumption and demand.
This report examines fossil fuel extraction as an economic development strategy for rural Western counties and whether it has benefited counties in the long run.
This report analyzes the economic and fiscal contribution of the oil and natural gas industries in New Mexico along with a case study of proposed energy development on Otero Mesa.
This report focuses on the economic and fiscal contributions of the oil and natural gas industries in Montana, including a case study of the Powder River Basin.
This report studies the significance of fossil fuel development in Wyoming, with a case study of the energy-focused county of Sweetwater County.
This report explores the significance of fossil fuel energy development for Colorado with a case study of the implications for the West Slope economy.