Season 7, Episode 12 Do We Really Need the Rockies?
First Aired: October 28, 1980
Exploring potential ecological problems of mining shale oil in the Rockies. The report surveys a region of western Colorado that's believed to contain a reserve of 1.8 trillion barrels. A plant could produce 50,000 gallons of oil a day, but it could also leave 20 million tons of waste rock each year.
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- Premiered: March 3, 1974
- Rating: None
- Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)
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