Session 3: Reconciling the Treasures of Resources with the Treasures of Beauty and Biology: The BLM and the Art of American Energy

The public lands bring the nation’s energy issues to a sharp focus. When we make decisions about the development of traditional and renewable energy on public lands (or of federally managed subsurface resources), we face the crucial challenge of balancing the partial recovery of the economy, the reliance on foreign oil, the needs of endangered species, the landscape enthusiasms of the American public, and the uncertainties of climate change. This session will explore the most productive strategies for seeking this balance.

Adrianne KroepschAdrianne Kroepsch

Graduate Student working on Gas Development, University of Colorado Boulder

Bill Ritter

Former Governor of Colorado

Johanna Wald

Senior Attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council