Philip S. Wenz

The gas glut may add to climate chaos

The price of gas at the pump has dropped dramatically, and that has many folks jumping for joy. Sorry to be a party pooper, but I’m not one of them.

The recent tapping of America’s unconventional oil reserves, mostly found in shale deposits, has had the short-term effect of reducing gasoline prices in most of the country...

Philip S. Wenz, who grew up in Durango and Boulder, now lives in Corvallis, Ore., where he teaches “Creating Your Ecological House” at the community college and writes on environmental issues. Reach him via e-mail through his Web site,

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