As part of its multimedia special, ‘Voices of Coal,’ Earthfix spoke with Wyoming rancher L.J. Turner about how coal mining has encroached on the land and his livelihood. Many of his neighbors don’t believe that human activity is contributing to climate change. But over the years, as L.J. has watched the nearby creek dry up and experienced warmer winters, it has become clear to him that burning coal is part of the problem.
For more on coal mining in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin and Rancher L.J. Turner, check out Clay Scott’s radio story.