On the lighter side of a social issue, I listened to this on NPR this morning. at first, I thought of it as another case of industrialization on pristine land, which I'm not happy about. then I read the article and saw the land, which then I got ****** off about. How a 'corporation' can do something like this completely disgusts me, and all for the sake of 'drill baby, drill!'. Irony here is that if Reagan was the father of the modern day Reds, Roosevelt was the grandfather, and yet it is people from their own parties doing that to their "forefather's" land. Legally, 5th Amendment would come into play if there were any takeover of the land, thanks to Citizens United, but I would think that today, even Teddy Roosevelt would be called an 'elite environmentalist' (trucking company owner's own words). Read, and enjoy the pictures. If I make it back to the midwest again, I'd make the trip out there just to hear and, as Depeche Mode said, 'enjoy the silence'. http://www.npr.org/2012/08/07/156761044/roosevelts-badlands-ranch-faces-potential-threat BL.