A state-endorsed Earth Day poster contest rewards students for singing the praises of mined resources, sparking criticisms from parents and an administrator who see a disconnect between the event and the conservation values associated with the annual observance.
"Where Would WE Be Without Oil, Gas, & Mining?" is the theme of this and last year’s contests, inviting all Utah elementary schools and their students to craft 11-by-17-inch posters describing the benefits of coal, oil and natural gas, but not the impacts associated with burning them.
Why it is we can celebrate preserving Mother Earth but can celebrate what she has given us? Rod poses this question during today's show.
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