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High Country News May 20, 1991

Solar power becomes a reality

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Solar power becomes a reality

A California solar energy company that wants to generate thousands of megawatts of pollution-free electricity is finding surprising success in the sun-drenched American Southwest.

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A Vietnam vet tries to preserve the Blackfeet culture

Twenty years after a Viet Cong rocket left him with a concussion and flesh wounds, Ron West has become a warrior for Blackfeet spiritual leaders fighting to preserve the Badger-Two Medicine area south of Glacier National Park.

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Facing up to the end of the petroleum era

The National Energy Strategy, revealed earlier this year, is not really an energy strategy at all. It is an economic program, aimed toward the short-term benefit of the domestic oil industry and other existing energy corporations.

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