Center of the American West oil shale study

Patty Limerick, director of the University of Colorado’s Center of the American West, Talks about the Center's new report titled “What Every Westerner Should Know About Oil Shale” in an attempt to bring order to the debate over oil shale. The report details the first two oil shale booms in Colorado where the world’s largest supplies of the substance lie trapped beneath the surface and the reasons those efforts ultimately failed.