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    Jonah Gas Field



    Blasting, Powder River Basin coal mine




    Duke Energy wind turbines



    Overgrazing



    Mullen Wildfire



    Bear Jam, Yellowstone NP

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    White Male Republicans

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    Summer before last, we drove part of the Oregon Trail from Nebraska west.

    Here is South Pass where the trail crossed the Rockies:

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    Chip,

    I surely hope you aren't situated too close to that WindFarm. I'd hate to hear of you getting cancer from the emanations...
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    Thanks for sharing.
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    I'm so sorry that everything is horrible and there is nothing beautiful left in Wyoming.

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    i rolled myself up in a tarp during a midnight rainstorm on the prairie out of lander.

    the morning dawned cold and clear, and when i poked my head out, i was in the middle of an antelope herd. they exploded in all directions and i was left shivering and amazed.

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    Haven't spent any real time in Wow-Ming. But driving thru a couple of times... that was the real treat. The herds of antelope... looking antelopey, and doing antelope-style dashes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan H View Post
    I'm so sorry that everything is horrible and there is nothing beautiful left in Wyoming.
    We do have Cynthia Lummis.



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    This is classic. On I-80 between Laramie and Rawlins.



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    Coming to a power plant near you—




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    Based on your location Chip-skiff I thought you lived in China, I now see my mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcodger View Post
    Based on your location Chip-skiff I thought you lived in China, I now see my mistake.
    Natural mistake. That's how the energy dudes (mostly from Texas, Oklahoma, and suchlike) pronounce it.

    Here's another cool photo:



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    Just kinda like agent orange. Maybe it hurt you maybe it didn't.
    "para todo mal, mezcal, y para todo bien también" (for everything bad, mezcal, and for everything good, as well.)

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    A bit chilling eh Bobby? Watching such retardanrt drops here the thought has crossed my mind as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan H View Post
    I'm so sorry that everything is horrible and there is nothing beautiful left in Wyoming.
    Methinks you are misinterpreting his choice of photos. I grew up with a spectacular view of refineries flaring in the distance, I thought it was pretty at night all those candle lights. Nature can have a brutal beauty, so can a long arc of coal trains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    A bit chilling eh Bobby? Watching such retardanrt drops here the thought has crossed my mind as well.


    And a particular kind of hell here………………...
    Chilling in deed my friend.
    "para todo mal, mezcal, y para todo bien también" (for everything bad, mezcal, and for everything good, as well.)

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    Want the conventional bit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan H View Post
    I'm so sorry that everything is horrible and there is nothing beautiful left in Wyoming.
    I don't think he said that. I do think he's said much beauty is disappearing.
    Can we have him keel hauled?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip-skiff View Post
    This is classic. On I-80 between Laramie and Rawlins.



    (There was no one in the patrol car, thank heavens.)
    WE often underestimate the power of wind.

    Some may remember the big American Flag (made by Annon Flag) that was hung on the Verrazano bridge for 1776 anniversary and how the wind instantly tore it to shreds; should have been made by a sailmaker.
    Can we have him keel hauled?

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    Home Sweet Home—









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    are furry chaps for snow?

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    I love Wyoming. Every time I have spend time there - it has never been enough. Begs the question is there room for another Californian?

    Your neighbor seems to have the state figured out. His political aspirations are as wide as the big sky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    Your neighbor seems to have the state figured out. His political aspirations are as wide as the big sky.
    Being about 400 miles away, he's not my neighbor, thank heavens. There are enough RWW nut jobs moving into these parts already.

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    Really ashamed of my home state and the greedy, cynical peddlers of filth and pollution who dominate it.

    "Energy Policy Network is registered as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, and such organizations aren't required to disclose their financial backers. In modern politics the designation is often derided as "dark money." Corporations, foundations and wealthy individuals like the Koch brothers have used 501(c)(4)s to cloak involvement in political and regulatory affairs.

    The classification's association with a state government, however, is more novel.

    Wyoming Public Media and the nonprofit news site WyoFile used public records requests to gain an understanding of the organization's finances through internal communications, state financial documents, and tax filings. Local and national transparency advocates express concern at the idea of taxpayer dollars funding such political maneuvering.

    "It is a little bit troubling that one state might use the subterfuge of dark money to compete with its sister states in a way that is not above board," says Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, an expert on money and politics at Stetson University.

    Even the most well known dark money advocates might agree.

    "Transparency is meant for the government, not for private individuals," Philip Ellender, the head lobbyist for Koch Industries, told the New York Times in 2018.

    Joe Smyth, a researcher with the clean energy advocate Energy and Policy Institute, has tracked EPN's work, and says if Wyoming wants its voice heard in other states it should be transparent about it.

    "Anyone is able to make an argument in these proceedings," he says. "The problem is that they're hiding their role in all this through these series of front groups. And so, I think that's what is deserving of scrutiny."

    https://www.npr.org/2020/10/28/92662...er-states-open
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    WTF is the copper penny taste I keep getting when I read something like that?
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