The Weekly Word: National Parks partnership with oil and gas, plus Bakken feedstock

Interview: Professor Stephen Heins, energy columnist and owner, The Word Merchant

In this week’s installment of The Weekly Word, Professor Heins checks in from Baltimore, MD, where the 129th Annual Meeting and Education Conference for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.

Heins gives an update on the theme of the conference and what people are talking about.  He also shares a short story about North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak.

Host Jason Spiess and Heins talk about a topic that is happening in small circles regarding the National Parks.  Whether it makes sense to have oil and gas work closer with the National Parks as a means to fund the federal parks program.  Innovation, history and the industry’s progress in reclaimation are all topics on the table with the National Parks.


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