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Beauty Passing Through Us: Natural History and Art as Intervention

An Exhibition in Support of Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss

June 24 - August 26, 2021


Taylor MCKinnon

Emissions from federal coal combustion, usually invisible, show vividly at Bonanza Power Plant amidst a cold Uintah Basin inversion. Our public carbon estate — fossil fuels administered on the public’s behalf by the Department of the Interior – would rank fifth globally for annual climate pollution if it were a country. Production of federal oil, gas and coal causes a quarter of U.S. climate pollution. Interior agencies do not track the total climate pollution from administration of those fuels. Their programs have never faced legally-required climate review and remain untethered to U.S. climate goals.