This week, the Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit demanding that the Department of Interior do more to protect endangered sea turtles from the effects of oil drilling off the Gulf Coast. David Godfrey is not waiting for the outcome of that litigation. He’s a native of Florida, a conservationist, and one of the many people fighting to save sea turtles from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Also, if you saw the Pixar movie 'Up,' you probably thought nobody can really fly with balloons. Well, you can.
Wyoming is in the midst of a natural gas boom. But Bill and Marge West aren't happy about it. Their ranch was once 13,000 acres of quiet grazing lands and hay meadows. Now it's dotted with power lines and natural gas wells. Bill and Marge never asked for any of this - but a complicated set of laws giving the government and private companies mineral rights left them no choice. Also in this episode, Captain Ed Montgomery had his first bout with cancer in the spring of 2005, and as an ex-fighter and a tugboat captain, he was never one to show much emotion. But being diagnosed with cancer three times has changed the way Ed feels about life.