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Western coal development moves closer to realization

May 26, 1972

As Wyoming Senator Clifford Hansen pushes legislation to construct an aqueduct system that would divert water for industrial use in the Powder River Basin in Montana and Wyoming, plans for escalating extraction of coal are coming out into public view.

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Western coal development moves closer to realization
As Wyoming Senator Clifford Hansen pushes legislation to construct an aqueduct system that would divert water for industrial use in the Powder River Basin in Montana and Wyoming, plans for escalating extraction of coal are coming out into public view.

Perspective

Hidden Story
The Bureau of Reclamation concealed its study of the Montana-Wyoming aqueduct -- a key part of the plan to radically expand coal energy production in the Powder River Basin -- by distorting the Freedom of Information Act.
Valid concerns expressed
Two anonymous federal employees tally up the total potential impacts -- on water, community development, wildlife, and more -- of the energy projects like the North Central Power Study project that are proposed for the Powder River Basin.
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