Strata’s contributor network, the Stratasphere, harnesses the talent of like-minded scholars across the country (and beyond) to create a hub of expertise regarding energy and environment issues. With a higher standard, the initiative leads with facts, recognizes economic and political constraints, consistently seeks for voluntary rather than mandatory approaches, and accepts that the best proposals can be the enemy of the possible. Through short articles, contributors –each of whom has specialized expertise in public policy analysis– will continue our history of making strong statements about analysis and policy while also seeking to find common ground with our critics to see where we can agree on common sense proposals.

As we in Utah continue our work on original research projects and public events, the Stratasphere will be for all those who want to contribute to the conversation. If you or anyone you know is interested in writing a short research piece for the Stratasphere please contact us at