Vast amounts of prairies vanish, undermining Obama’s green energy goal

Vast amounts of prairies vanish, undermining Obama’s green energy goal


Prairies vanish in the US push for green energy

by CHET BROKAW and JACK GILLUM, Associated Press - 13 November 2013 00:02-05:00

ROSCOE, South Dakota (AP) — Robert Malsam nearly went broke in the 1980s when corn was cheap. So now that prices are high and he can finally make a profit, he's not about to apologize for ripping up prairieland to plant corn.
Across the Dakotas and Nebraska, more than 1 million acres (0.4 million hectares) of the Great Plains ar...


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