Members of the Board of Directors of the National Oil Shale Association met either in person or via phone hookup on May 23rd. The meeting was hosted by Justin Bilyeu at the Shale Technology International Services office at Anvil Points, Colorado during a pouring rainstorm that at times nearly obscured the view of the company’s pilot plant outside the meeting room window. Routine business of the Association was led by President Ed Cooley. Executive Director Gary Aho reported on the actions of the organization including sending letters to Federal agency heads seeking support to form an Advisory Board to revisit the provision of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 that encouraged the development of oil shale but has not been acted upon by subsequent Administrations. The Board decided to participate in the Uintah Basin Energy Summit in Vernal, Utah on August 30th and host a lunch for members and invited guests. The three Directors that attended the Board Meeting in person reluctantly agreed to the picture below (from left to right, Chuck Whiteman, Justin Bilyeu and Ed Cooley).