Great Plains (IA KS ND NE MO SD)

"Advocates Hope Federal Coal Ash Rules Spur Oversight in Missouri"

"Missouri environmental advocates who have fought for stricter oversight of coal ash waste are eagerly awaiting the mid-December release of new federal rules that will require, for the first time, detailed data."

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 12/01/2014

"Willie Nelson, Neil Young Lend Their Talents to Keystone XL Fight"

"NELIGH, Neb. — Music legends Willie Nelson and Neil Young delivered Saturday on a promise to comfort opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline while also pleasing a few project supporters who ventured into a crowded Nebraska farm field."

Source: Omaha World Herald, 09/30/2014

"Frack Quietly, Please: Sage Grouse Is Nesting"

"CASPER, Wyo. — In a new oil field among the rolling hills near here, Chesapeake Energy limits truck traffic to avoid disturbing the breeding and nesting of a finicky bird called the greater sage grouse. To the west, on a gas field near Yellowstone National Park, Shell Oil is sowing its own special seed mix to grow plants that nourish the birds and hide their chicks from predators."

Source: NY Times, 07/21/2014

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