Contemplating King Coal

Note: This piece is the second installment of a multi-part series. See part one here.

My drive across the vast open expanse of America's West landed me in Cody, Wyo., last night. As a West Coaster, even I was surprised that we could cover only two states over two days of driving -- Nevada is a long run when going south to north, with not much there other than one of the largest open-pit copper mines in the world, near Ely. A quick cut across northwestern Utah, and a sliver of Idaho brings you into western Wyoming, one of the most beautiful wilderness areas on earth. ...430 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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