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A windfarm near Velva, North Dakota. Two counties in the state have enacted drastic restrictions on new wind projects in an attempt to save coal mining jobs, despite protests from landowners who'd like to rent their land to wind energy companies. Karen Bleier/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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North Dakota Officials Block Wind Power In Effort To Save Coal

Across the country, coal plants are shutting down. Wind turbines are going up. But the transition can be rocky. In North Dakota, some officials are trying to defend coal by blocking new wind turbines.

Electrical grid transmission towers in Pasadena, Calif. Major power outages from extreme weather have risen dramatically in the past two decades. John Antczak/AP hide caption

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Advocates Call For Updated Power Infrastructure In Light Of Weather-Related Outages

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Dallas L'eclair
Digitally Plastic Mode
Ghost of Garvey Ramtin Arablouei
Mojave International Music System

A windfarm near Velva, North Dakota. Two counties in the state have enacted drastic restrictions on new wind projects in an attempt to save coal mining jobs, despite protests from landowners who'd like to rent their land to wind energy companies. Karen Bleier/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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North Dakota Officials Block Wind Power In Effort To Save Coal

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Coconuts Fouks
In the Middle The New Mastersounds
Raspberry Jam Allah-Las
Yin and Yang Uyama Hiroto
An Intention Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Cyber People Psalm Trees
Polaris Cyber People
Amore Ryuichi Sakamoto
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McKinley "Mac" Phipps at Lousiana's Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in 2011. Courtesy of the Phipps family hide caption

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Rapper Mac Phipps, After 20 Years In Prison, Is One Step Closer To Freedom

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Visible Walls Kassa Overall
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