For refugees from industrial America, the Rocky Mountain states are the suburbs of Eden. Open spaces. Peaceful valleys. Clear, clean water. But the region also commands a huge share of the nation’s remaining mineral wealth. Coal: billions of tons lying just beneath the ground. Uranium: 95 percent of our known reserves. Oil: more of it—trapped in shale—than exists in all the Middle East. The people who live here are divided in their own minds about whether to fight for the magnificent spaciousness they still have, or to collaborate in dirtying it, mining it, and filling it up. What they decide about their future will profoundly affect the future of the whole country.
Out of the Old West comes Part Two in The Adventures of the As Is Cattlemen’s Association, or “This Little Piggy Never Made It to Market.” As we join our hero, we hear him saying . . .
LOOK AT THE HARLEQUINS! by Vladimir Nabokov McGraw-Hill, $7.95
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