Energy & the environment

This field looks at how societies manage and govern natural and environmental resources. The School of Public Affairs faculty study conflict, collaboration, and communication in areas such as water resource management, oil and gas extraction, climate change, and environmental disasters. Our alumni are leaders in environmental agencies and nonprofits, working on topics ranging from sustainable community practices to wildlife management to environmental justice.

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Assessing the Range and Nature of Concord and Conflict in Energy Infrastructure Sitings

Christopher M. Weible and Tanya Heikkila Kyu-Dong Park, Sharon Smolinski, Jill Yordy and Jongeun You

A Comparative Diagnosis of Policy Conflicts: Examining Unconventional Oil and Gas Development across the US

Professors Tanya Heikkila and Christopher Weible, University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs Jennifer Kagan and Jill Yordy

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