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Summer Field Program - August 6 - 11, 2007

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Carol Tombari (National Renewable Energy Laboratory [NREL]) starts the tour for Wendy Adams (Office of Rep. Udall), Dan Barron (Office of Sen. Inhofe), Tammy White (Bureau of Reclamation), Matt Sares (Colorado Geological Survey), Jerry Boak (Colorado Energy Research Institute), Stan Kaplan (Congressional Research Service), Jeanette Alberg (Office of Sen. Allard), Al White (Colorado House of Representatives), David Johnson (Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development), and Todd Brindle (National Park Service).

Dr. Larry Kazmerski of NREL describes the history of photovoltaic (solar) cells to Tammy White (Bureau of Reclamation) and Wendy Adams (Office of Rep. Udall).

Dr. Larry Kazmerski of NREL talks to Clint Lohse (Office of Sen. Enzi), David Johnson (Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development), Al White (Colorado House of Representatives), Stan Kaplan (Congressional Research Service), Dan Barron (Office of Sen. Inhofe), and Todd Brindle (National Park Service) about the evolution of photovoltaic (solar) cells.

Andy Aden of NREL answers questions regarding biomass conversion for Wendy Adams (Office of Rep. Udall), David Johnson (Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development), Stan Kaplan (Congressional Research Service), and Al White (Colorado House of Representatives).

Dag Nummedal, Director of the Colorado Energy Research Institute, presents his views on “New Energy” to Rob Johansson (Office of Management and Budget), Kristina Alexander (Congressional Research Service), Matt Sares (Colorado Geological Survey), and Al White (Colorado House of Representatives) at the Edgar Mine.

Bob Cooper, Manager of CSM’s Edgar Experimental Mine shows Wendy Adams (Office of Representative Udall) where they are in the mine as well as its size and extent.

Bob Cooper, Manager of CSM’s Edgar Experimental Mine shows Wendy Adams (Office of Representative Udall) where they are in the mine as well as its size and extent.

Duane Zavadil of Bill Barrett Corporation explains the different features of the drilling rig to Dan Barron (Office of Sen. Inhofe), Kristina Alexander (Congressional Research Service), Jeanette Alberg (Office of Sen. Allard), Clint Lohse (Office of Sen. Enzi), and Jerry Boak (Colorado Energy Research Institute).

Duane Zavadil of Bill Barrett Corporation points out some the gas drilling rig’s more prominent features to Rob Johansson
(Office of Management and Budget), Al White (Colorado House of Representatives), Dan Barron (Office of Sen. Inhofe),
Philomena West (U.S. Forest Service), Cruz Intihar (U.S. Department of Energy), David Johnson (Office of Indian Energy
and Economic Development
), Michelle Dallafior (House Committee on Science & Technology), and Jordan Kislear
(U.S. Department of Energy).

Steve Bennett of the Glenwood Springs Office of the Bureau of Land Management answers questions from Jeanette Alberg (Office of Sen. Allard), Philomena West (U.S. Forest Service), and Wendy Adams (Office of Rep.Udall) during a panel discussion on local energy impacts at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center.

Keith Lambert, Mayor of Rifle, Colorado, talks to Al White (Colorado House of Representatives), Sue Kropschot (U.S. Geological Survey), and Stan Kaplan (Congressional Research Service) about the ups and downs in Rifle’s energy history and the concerns he has regarding current and planned energy development.

Ed Cooley of Shale Tech International explains the Paraho oil shale retorting technology to Stan Kaplan (Congressional Research Service), Wendy Adams (Office of Rep. Udall), Sophia Varnasidis (House Committee on Natural Resources), and Michelle Dallafior (House Committee on Science & Technology).

Forrest Luke, Environment Manager at the Trapper Mine, explains the operations of the mine to the EMFI participants.

EMFI participants aboard the “Queen Anne” dragline at the Trapper Mine near Craig, Colorado. 

Stan Kaplan (Congressional Research Service), Todd Brindle (National Park Service), Sue Kropschot (U.S. Geological Survey), and Christine McDonald (Office of Management and Budget) head into the cab of the dragline at the Trapper Mine to learn how it is operated.

Christine McDonald (Office of Management and Budget) examines
coal at the edge of the pit at the Trapper Mine.

Bob Baca at the Tri-State Generating Station near Craig, Colorado answers questions for Wendy Adams (Office of Rep. Udall) and Michelle Dallafior (House Committee on Science & Technology).

Jeanette Alberg (Office of Sen. Allard) takes a picture of the inside of the boiler at the Tri-State Generation Station near Craig, Colorado.

Bob Baca, our tour guide at the Tri-State Generating Station, stands
with Cruz Intihar (U.S. Department of Energy), Tammy White
(U.S. Bureau of Reclamation), Todd Brindle (National Park Service),
Wendy Adams (Office of Rep. Udall), Jeanette Alberg (Office of Sen. Allard),
Sophia Varnasidis (House Committee on Natural Resources),
Michelle Dallafior (House Committee on Science & Technology), and
Debbie Marshall (House Select Committee on Energy
Independence and Global Warming
) in front of one of the turbines.

Jeanette Alberg (Office of Sen. Allard) and Adam Astraya in the elevator as it descends into the FMC trona mine near Green River, Wyoming. 



The EMFI participants get an up close and personal view of the longwall mining operation at the FMC trona mine.

Participants pose for a picture about 1,500 feet underground at the FMC trona mine -- David Johnson (Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development), Debbie Marshall (House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming), Jeanette Alberg (Office of Sen. Allard), Mark Toft (Office of Wyoming Governor Freudenthal), Philomena West (U.S. Forest Service), Stan Kaplan (Congressional Research Service), Tammy White (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation), Clint Lohse (Office of Sen. Enzi), Todd Brindle (National Park Service), Jordan Kislear (U.S. Department of Energy), Sophia Varnasidis (House Committee on Natural Resources), and Christine McDonald (Office of Management and Budget).

Kristina Alexander (Congressional Research Service), Michelle Dallafior (House Committee on Science & Technology), Philomena West (U.S. Forest Service), Robin Nazzaro (Government Accountability Office), John Rold (EMFI Resource Expert), Matt Sares (Colorado Geological Survey), and Al White (Colorado House of Representatives) listen as the spokesperson from Encana explains the company’s creative new approaches to drilling in the Jonah Field near Pinedale, Wyoming.

An example of the oak mats that Encana and other drilling companies are using to improve reclamation efforts after drilling operations are complete in the Jonah Field near Pinedale, Wyoming. 

An Encana engineer shows Kristina Alexander (Congressional Research Service), Cruz Intihar (U.S. Department of Energy), and Rob Johansson (Office of Management and Budget) the “fracing fluid” used to fracture the tight gas sand formations in the Jonah Field near Pinedale, Wyoming.

Bill Lanning of the Pinedale office of the Bureau of Land Management describes the surface reclamation efforts in the Jonah Field, noting the success achieved when using the new oak mats.

Diana Hoff of Questar describes the company’s reclamation efforts in the Pinedale Anticline to Cruz Intihar (U.S. Department of Energy), Dan Barron (Office of  Sen. Inhofe), Michael Nedd (Bureau of Land Management), and Philomena West (U.S. Forest Service).

The 2007 EMFI participants at Grand Teton National Park.

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