Some of the largest open surface coal mines in the world are 10 miles from L.J. Turner's Wyoming ranch. He says the impact of coal mining can be measured by the damage to local creeks and aquifers, and the warmer winters.

audio by Ashley Ahearn and Katie Campbell
photography by Michael Werner and Katie Campbell
aerial support provided by LightHawk

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