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Call it modern horse-trading. Balancing the nation's energy needs with its interests in protecting wildlife and habitats.

The practice is playing out in Wyoming, where energy companies pumped 2.1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas from the ground last year -- produced in 20 of the state's 23 counties. That's enough gas to heat every home in Michigan for seven years.

And good-paying jobs, public works projects and money for higher education have benefited Wyoming. Read full article »

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