30-minute audio special on Coalbed Methane
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High Plains News
Voices from the High Plains and Intermountain
Lifeng Fang at RMC
Does China need Powder River Basin coal?
In a presentation at Rocky Mountain College on Sept. 10, 2013, Chinese coal activist Lifeng Fang addresses Chinese coal policy and the prospects for U.S. coal.
Dudley Butler calls for apology Dudley Butler, former administrator of the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, has called on Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) to apologize for comments the Senator made about what Butler supposedly had said about the proposed GIPSA rule.
We Shall Remain – Life with and after coal This half-hour special looks at the effects of our reliance on coal-fired power on our air, water, climate and communities.
High Plains News produces grassroots commentaries on Western issues from a community perspective. Listen to recent commentaries.
New rules would level the playing field for independent ranchers, by Holly Waddell
, member of the Dakota Rural Action from Shadehill, South Dakota.
Local foods bring choice and control to consumers, by Carol LeResche, member of the Powder River Basin Resource Council and grower of heirloom vegetables for local markets at her farm in Clearmont, Wyoming.
It's time to embrace a clean energy future, by Gretchen Nicholoff, President of the Western Colorado Congress, an alliance for community action based in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Toxic Soup and Weak Spines:
A Public Health Disaster in the Making, by Peggy Utesch, a writer, graphic designer, and citizen activist who lost her health to chemical exposure from natural gas drilling.
Invest in community wind and rural communities, by Randy Joseph, member of the Oregon Rural Action and developer of a community wind farm near Baker City, Oregon.
Winning 30 minute special Western Stampede: The Rush For
Coalbed Methane. (15.2 MB) Americans are hearing about the need
to get our energy from home. Much of that energy, in the form of
coalbed methane, will come from our Western lands. Can the quest
for energy coexist with the wild wide-open spaces, and rural communities
that define the West? Producer Eric Whitney takes you to the new
energy battlegrounds, where you'll meet developers, cowboys, conservationists,
and get the news you need to decide if the new energy promise is
worth the price.