I walked along Oil Creek in Titusville, Pennsylvania, on a sunny afternoon. But if you could find a time machine and go back 150 years, 4 months, and 22 days (that is, to August 27, 1859), you’d be with Colonel Edwin L. Drake as he struck oil right here for the first commercially drilled oil well in the United States.
No, I’m not encouraging Red Sox fans to take down Derek Jeter! What I’m talking about is Tom Buchanan, a member of the Windham Regional Commission, and his encounters with the Entergy Company, owners of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.
Our pattern of land development can have a significant impact on energy consumption. A growing number of local governments are taking steps to promote energy conservation.