In a Nov. 8, 2007 file photo, John Fenton and others examine neighbor Louis Meeks' water in Pavillion, Wyo., where federal officials indicated people shouldn't drink water from 40 wells in and around this central Wyoming farming and ranching community. (AP Photo/Casper Star-Tribune, Dustin Bleizeffer, File)

On A Wyoming Ranch, Feds Sacrifice Tomorrow’s Water To Mine Uranium Today

On a lonely stretch at the edge of the Great Plains, rolling grassland presses up against a crowning escarpment called the Pumpkin Buttes. The land appears bountiful, but it is stingy, straining to produce enough sustenance for the herds of cattle and sheep on its arid prairies. “It’s a tough way to make a living,” […]