Ranchers, Greens on Same Ground Against Drilling

happytrails.gifIn a great example of finding common ground, traditionally conservative ranchers are joining forces with the Sierra Club and other environmental groups in opposition to drilling on western ranchland.

Ranchers complain that sloppy drilling practices disturb and endanger their cattle, such as leaving pools of toxic antifreeze that cattle can drink. Environmentalists, meanwhile, say installing roads and drilling pads damages the fragile pinion and juniper-covered hills.

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Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.