Here is more on the striking decline in air quality in the Pinedale, Wyoming area.

Pollution blamed on drilling industry.
Associated Press

More on May 12. Once-idyllic Pinedale is ground zero in debate over energy quest, quality of life
By Brandon Griggs. The Salt Lake Tribune

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

One Response to Upper Green River Valley air pollution blamed on drilling industry

  1. avatar Monty says:

    Wendell Berry in Harpers magizine “Faustian Economics” (Hell hath no limits) describes this delimina of our contemporaty civilization as: “It is this economy of community destruction that, wittingly or unwittingly, most scientists and technicans have served for the past two hundred years. These scientists and technicans have justified themselves by the proposition that they are the vanguard of progress, enlarging human power and knowledge, , and thus have romatized both themselves and the predatory enterprises that they have served. As a consequence, our great need now is science and technologies of limits”.

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey

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