Thanks to Phil Osborne of Lexington, director of the industry group FACES of Coal.
Linda J. Johnson, a member of the Online Team, grew up in Colorado where a love for the outdoors and things environmental was ingrained at a tender age. She has been with the Herald-Leader for 15 years.
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- Texas lake welcomes back paddlefish gone for yearsDeep beneath the surface of Texas' only naturally formed lake there used to swim a massive, open-mouthed dinosaur-era fish with a long snout and prized caviar. Now, decades after the…Click to Continue »