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Energy boom -- plans and payments

June 7, 1974

A look at how Montana and Wyoming towns booming from energy development -- Rock Springs, Gillette, Hanna, Colstrip, Lame Deer -- are responding to pressures on their infrastructure, schools, police, health services, and social fabric.

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Energy boom -- plans and payments
A look at how Montana and Wyoming towns booming from energy development -- Rock Springs, Gillette, Hanna, Colstrip, Lame Deer -- are responding to pressures on their infrastructure, schools, police, health services, and social fabric.

Uncommon Westerners

Mining down on the ranch
Carolyn and Irv Alderson, owners and operators of the Bones Brothers Ranch in Birney, Mont., could benefit from mining coal on their property, but say "in the end the productivity of the land is the only material thing on this earth that can be left for the future."

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Oil sands mined
In the Canadian prairies near Fort McMurray, Alberta, 10-story-high bucketwheel excavators churn through the earth, digging up Athabasca oil sands.