On Wednesday, the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will host a field hearing on oil shale in Grand Junction, Colo.
For nearly a century, oil shale has been promoted as the miracle fuel, but it has yet to become commercially viable, let alone become a realistic option to meet America’s growing energy needs.
However, we don’t expect those details to stop Reps. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) and Scott Tipton (R-CO) and industry witnesses from repeating the nearly century old rhetoric about the vitality of oil shale.
So, the Checks and Balances Project created an Oil Shale Bingo Card (click to download) to track the sound bites you might hear about oil shale during the hearing. As you follow along, you can witness history be repeated as politicians and industry representatives use talking points, which are as true today as they were in 1910.