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"I think the reality right now is that the low natural gas prices, state standards in places like Illinois and federal standards are leading owners of coal plants to retire those facilities or repower with natural gas."

Howard Learner, director of the Environmental Law and Policy Center in Chicago, summing up the changes the coal industry is facing.
- Casper Star-Tribune

On The Bookshelf
Barbara Theroux of Fact & Fiction reviews "The Oregon Trail: An American Journey"

7/20/2015

Mountain West Perspectives
Montana's two-year colleges revamp education to meet changing workplace demands


11/20/2014

A Look Ahead
June 19-Aug.4: National Geographic, University of Montana offer a free, online course for educators on watershed education

Mountain West Voices
Hear weekly stories from the Rocky Mountain West as gathered by Clay Scott

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