Durrie Bouscaren http://hppr.org en Rural neighbors split on wind energy lines http://hppr.org/post/rural-neighbors-split-wind-energy-lines <p></p><p>The rolling plains of Midwest farm country are being tapped for their natural resources again. This time, though, the bounty would be wind energy, instead of corn, wheat or soybeans.</p><p>Houston-based utility company Clean Line Energy Partners wants to produce a massive amount of wind energy on the plains. To do that, the company plans to build five large-scale high voltage transmission lines that would criss-cross the country, three of which would bring energy from Midwestern windmills to the energy grid to the east.</p> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 16:53:38 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren 23473 at http://hppr.org Rural neighbors split on wind energy lines After DOMA Ruling, Binational Gay Couples Face New Issues http://hppr.org/post/after-doma-ruling-binational-gay-couples-face-new-issues Now that the Supreme Court <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/26/195881288/after-doma-whats-next-for-gay-married-couples">struck down a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act</a>, or DOMA, same-sex couples can apply for their foreign-born husbands, wives and fiancees to join them in the United States.<p>There are an estimated 28,000 gay and lesbian binational couples in the country, and for years many have been separated by immigration laws that didn't recognize their marriage.<p>Brian Mathers and his husband, Isidro, have been together for 13 years, but they've been livi Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:55:00 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren 18845 at http://hppr.org After DOMA Ruling, Binational Gay Couples Face New Issues