Episode 5 - Extraction Without Representation: Energy Production on Public Lands
Our fifth episode covers fossil fuel production in rural Western public lands and what alternative revenue sources states that currently rely on extraction royalties could seek. We bring back Dr. Justin Farrell to discuss his home state of Wyoming, and we introduce Josh Axelrod from NRDC, as well as Julia Stuble from The Wilderness Society.
Episode 5 Sources
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