Higher world oil prices and recent technological achievements are generating renewed interest in oil shale. However, based on technical design needs, initial commercial operations are likely more than a decade away.
This report presents a new approach to assessing natural gas and oil resources that is intended to help guide strategic land use planning by expanding the scope of these assessments to include economic and environmental considerations.
This report is part of a series that develops and applies a general methodology for assessing the chronic health risks of toxic pollutant emissions. It applies the general framework and the computer program WTRISK to a study of a coal tar disposal site.
This Note is the second in a series of RAND reports developing and applying a general methodology for assessing the control costs and chronic health risks of toxic pollutant emissions from coal-fired electric power plants.