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The Uinta Basin Railway threatens U.S. climate change efforts

Jessi Brunson for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service | Public Domain

The Uinta basin, home to a diverse set of creatures from endangered black-footed ferrets to plants that cannot be found anywhere else in the world, sits atop pockets of crude oil and natural gas.

To transport these fossil fuels to the Gulf Coast, local governments and oil companies are planning to invest up to $4.5 billion to construct a new railway through it.

Read more about this project in Sammy Herdman’s piece, Will the Uinta Basin Railway derail U.S. climate change efforts?, in Mongabay

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