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Summer Field Program - August 10-15, 2009

Trip Photos

EMFI Group at Xcel Energy
Participants of the 2009 Energy and Minerals Field Institute watch a presentation by Nick Detmer, Manager of Trading Analytics, at the Xcel Energy Dispatch Center in Denver.

Visiting the Plains End Power Station
Cory Willis, Director of Asset Management at Cogentrix Energy’s Plains End Power Plant, leads a tour for participants of the 2009 Energy and Minerals Field Institute.
At Bill Barrett Corp Rig
Participants listen to an explanation of directional drilling at a Bill Barrett Corp. drilling rig near Silt, Colorado.
Panel Discussion at Battlement Mesa
Over lunch, Keith Lambert, Mayor of Rifle, Colorado, talks about the boom and bust cycle of energy activities on his city.
 
At the wood pellet plant.
Nathan Crow (House Committee on Energy and Commerce),
Kevin Hurst
(Office of Science and Technology Policy),
Kate Cannon
(National Park Service) and
Jetta Wong (House Committee on Science and Technology)
examine samples of wood pellets at Confluence Energy's plant in Kremmling, Colorado.


At the Tri-State Power Station
Ginny Brannon (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment), Ryan Miller (Congressional Budget Office), Bob Baca (Craig Station Power Plant), Doug Duncan (U.S. Geological Survey), Emily Sharp (Office of Management and Budget), and Kevin Hurst (Office of Science and Technology Policy) pause for a photo in front of the turbine and generator at Tri-State Generation's plant near Craig, Colorado.
By a big front loader at Trapper Mine
Kate Cannon (National Park Service), Ryan Miller (Congressional Budget Office), Elizabeth Fox (Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works), Matt Quinn (U.S. Dept. of the Interior), Tiffany Taylor (U.S. Dept. of the Interior) in front of the new $8 million front end loader at the Trapper Mine at Craig, Colorado.

Kevin Hurst (Office of Science and Technology Policy), JD (Flaming Gorge Power Plant), Ryan Miller (Congressional Budget Office), Elizabeth Fox (Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works), Bonnie Gitlin (Congressional Research Service), Nathan Crow (House Committee on Energy and Commerce), Ashley Stockdale ((Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development), Franz Wuerfmannsdobler (Senate Appropriations Committee), Tim Minelli (U.S. Government Accountability Office), and Kevin Tennyson ((Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development) learn about the motion sensors at the Flaming Gorge Dam in northeastern Utah..
Inside the Flaming Gorge Dam
Visiting a Questar Rig near Pinedale, Wyoming
Visiting a Questar natural gas driling rig in the Jonah Field near Pinedale, Wyoming.

Group picture at Jenny Lake, Grand Tetons
Participants of 2009 EMFI in front of Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park. 

Front row (kneeling) from leftRachel des Cognets (EMFI staff), Tim Minelli (U.S. Government Accountability Office), Tiffany Taylor (U.S. Dept. of the Interior), Kate Cannon (National Park Service), Bonnie Gitlin (Congressional Research Service), Tom Sladek (EMFI staff), Kevin Hurst (Office of Science and Technology Policy), Gary Baughman (EMFI Director), Jim Proud (EMFI staff).  
Second row:
 Frank Martin (U.S. Bureau of Land Management), Nick Jones (Gray Line bus driver), Kevin Tennyson (Bureau of Indian Affairs), Ginny Brannon (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment), Emily Sharp (Office of Management and Budget), Matt Quinn (U.S. Dept. of the Interior), Ashley Stockdale ((Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development), Nathan Crow (House Committee on Energy and Commerce), Michael Collins (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation), Elizabeth Fox (Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works), Jetta Wong (House Committee on Science and Technology), Tom Plant (Colorado Governor’s Energy Office), Raj Bharwani (House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming), Dixie Termin (EMFI staff), John Rold (EMFI staff). 
Third row:  Doug Duncan (U.S. Geological Survey), Ryan Miller (Congressional Budget Office), Franz Wuerfmannsdobler (Senate Appropriations Committee).

Bus driving through Wyoming
Under threatening skies, the bus crosses the plains of Wyoming on the way home.

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