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Summer Field Program - August 7 - 12, 2006

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Larry Kasmerski of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) explains photovoltaics to Darryl Francois (Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development), Jennifer Hoef (Office of Management and Budget), Brent Yacobucci (Congressional Research Service), Steve Waskiewicz (Senate Energy Committee) and Mark Boyle (Bureau of Reclamation).

Duane Zavadil with Bill Barrett Resources and his colleagues from Nabors Drilling describe the drilling process to the 2006 Government Field Program participants.

The 2006 Government Field Program participants at the Bill Barrett Resources drilling rig near Silt, Colorado.

Duane Zavadil of Bill Barrett Resources explains the finer points about drilling mud to Genevieve Young (Colorado Geological Survey) and Craig Cammarata (Congressional Budget Office).

Field Trip participants listen to presentations on local land use issues by (right to left) Bob Elderkin (a local rancher and former BLM employee concerned about the impacts of energy development on wildlife), Keith Lambert (Mayor of Rifle, Colorado, who discussed the current and potential impacts on the local communities), and Steve Bennett (from the Glenwood Springs office of the Bureau of Land Management). The panel was moderated by Tom Sladek of the EMFI Staff.

Rob Sandoli (Office of Management and Budget) poses a question to James Thurman of Shell Exploration and Production Company regarding the Mahogany Oil Shale Project, while Tom Sladek of the EMFI Staff listens.

Rick Grice (Colorado Department of Labor and Employment), Craig Cammarata (Congressional Budget Office), Darryl Francois (Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development), Jennifer Hoef (Office of Management and Budget), and Jerry Boak (Colorado Energy Research Institute) underground in the West Elk coal mine.

Charlie George, our guide at the Morrow Point hydroelectric facility, explains the operations of the plant to Scott Prestidge (Office of Rep. Mark Udall), Mark Boyle (Bureau of Reclamation), and Rick Grice (Colorado Department of Labor and Employment).

Barbara Wickman, President of Red Willow Production Company, describes the operations of the company and its relationship to the Southern Ute Tribe to the 2006 Government Field Program participants at the Red Willow headquarters in Ignacio, Colorado, prior to visiting some coalbed methane production sites nearby.

Barry Longwell, with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, takes a question from Rick Grice (Colorado Department of Labor and Employment) about the Animas-LaPlata Project.

Ranger Jose Costillo describing Balcony House to participants Frank Rusco (Government Accountability Office), Mark Boyle (Bureau of Reclamation), and Marc Humphries (Congressional Research Service), Jerry Boak (Colorado Energy Research Institute), and John Curtis (Colorado School of Mines).

Rock Funston, Manager of the Navajo Coal Mine, points out the dragline to
Sara Zecher (Senate Committee on Energy) and
Jerry Boak (Colorado Energy Research Institute).

All of the participants on the 2006 EMFI Government Field Program in the bucket of a front loader
at the Navajo Coal Mine near Farmington, New Mexico.

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