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Health, Science & Environment

Terry Tempest Williams Becomes Wildcat To Protect Climate

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Cory Dinter
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Author and activist Terry Tempest Williams started a new company with her husband, Brooke, to explore new ways of "developing" energy on public lands. Here she's part of a discussion with the host of the radio show, To the Best of Our Knowledge.

Terry Tempest Williams is, for many Americans, the voice of Utah’s wildlands. A Utahn, she’s an author who took on a surprising new role this week. She and her husband, Brooke Williams, were protesting a U.S. Bureau of Land Management oil and gas auction, when they ended up buying energy rights on public land in southern Utah, some of them within sight of Arches National Park. Williams sat down with KUER’s Judy Fahys on Wednesday in the KUER studios to talk about how and why she’s become a wildcatter.

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