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Wild Horse & Burro: Jonathan Thompson, Author of 2015 Gold King Mine disaster

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This show will be hosted by Debbie Coffey (V.P. and Dir. of Wild Horse Affairs) of Wild Horse Freedom Federation.

Our guest today is Jonathan Thompson, a Contributing Editor at High Country News and the author of River of Lost Souls: The Science, Politics and Greed Behind the Gold King Mine DisasterIn his new book, this award-winning investigative environmental journalist digs into the science, politics, and greed behind the 2015 Gold King Mine disaster, and details the environmental, economic and social impacts wrought by a century and a half of mining, energy development, and fracking in southwestern Colorado.

Jonathan is a native Westerner with deep roots in southwestern Colorado.  He owned and edited the Silverton Standard & the Miner newspaper in the tiny town of Silverton, Colo., and was the editor-in-chief of High Country News from 2007 to 2010.  After that he lived in Berlin, Germany, and then was a Ted Scripps fellow in environmental journalism at the University of Colorado in Boulder.  In 2016, Jonathan was awarded the Society of Environmental Journalist's Outstanding Beat Reporting, Small Market.

You can read Jonathan's many articles in High Country News HERE.

To contact us: ppj1@hush.com

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