The exploration for new energy and the resultant economics of new finds is in transition, especially as it applies to exploration on government lands where there are constantly new regulations for most exploration development and production activities. Politics, not science, is the main force behind the transition and change. Surface land "experts", called "range specialists", rather than sub-surface experts regulate most exploration and development activity.

When the three E's -- Energy, Economics, and Exploration -- are in transition, as they are today, it is all the more important that we in the business of exploring for and developing more economical energy practice the three C's -- Communication, Cooperation, and Coordination -- with the people who regulate our industry.

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