High-Energy Wyoming

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Wyoming is in the midst of an oil and gas boom. If it were a country, it would be one of the world's largest coal-producing nations. The Clinton and George W. Bush administrations between them have leased out "15.5 million acres managed by the Bureau of Land Management, as well as hundreds of thousands of acres of national forest and private land." But the Clinton Administration enforced laws to "manage, protect and improve," while the Bush Administration "has lifted every possible impediment to industry." That's according to Alexandra Fuller in yesterday's New York Times.

Credits

Guest:
Alexandra Fuller - author, 'Leaving Before the Rains Come'

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Katie Cooper, Christian Bordal