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Summer Field Program - August 9 - 14, 2004

Photo Journal of the Trip

Mandi McKinley (Office of Senator Wayne Allard), Patricia Franks (USGS), and Kris Dennen (USGS) listen to remarks by Larry Kazmerski from NREL.

Mark Wilson (Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources), Paul Parfomak (CRS), Jim Kazel (OMB), and Tom Buchta (USFS) at the NREL biomass conversion pilot plant.

Mike Robinson of NREL explains operations of the wind power test facility to Faline Haven (BIA).

Mandi McKinley (Office of Senator Wayne Allard), Patricia Franks (USGS), and Annie Yang (BuRec) are dressed and ready to go underground at the Elk Creek coal mine.

The group heads into the Morrow Point turbine room.

Getting an explanation of the inner workings of the Morrow Point Dam are (l-r) Tom Buchta (USFS), Godwin Agbara (GAO), Jared Ciferno (DOE), and Annie Yang (BuRec).

On the Burlington Resources drilling rig, Kris Dennen (USGS), Mandi McKinley (Office of Senator Wayne Allard), Erling Brostuen (EMFI), and Jared Ciferno (DOE) listen to their guide.

Jenny McCarthy, Burlington resources engineer, describes
the drill bit to Paul Parfomak (CRS) and Tom Buchta (USFS).

The participants get a close-up look at a Burlington Resources coalbed methane production site.

The participants in one of the smaller dragline buckets at the Navajo Coal Mine.

Mark Pelizza, President of Hydro Resources, Inc. explains about in-situ uranium mining near Church Rock, New Mexico.

Van Smith, Curator of the New Mexico Mining Museum, speaks with Dick Bouts (Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources) and Doug Burger (BLM).

Doug Burger (BLM) responds to some of Sterling Grogan's (Central Rio Grande Conservancy District)
remarks about the responsibilities of gas companies in the production of coalbed methane in New Mexico.