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Museum Exhibit Closes: Was It Due To Oil Industry Concerns?05:32
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The North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck, North Dakota. (Emily Guerin/Inside Energy)
The North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck, North Dakota. (Emily Guerin/Inside Energy)
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A traveling Smithsonian exhibit at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismark that highlights renewable energy and sustainability has been closed temporarily, after museum staff received complaints from the oil industry and other visitors. The Heritage Center says the exhibit is being enhanced and will re-open soon. But the timing of the closure raises questions about whether the museum is altering the content of a national exhibition to appease its energy industry donors.

Emily Guerin from Here & Now contributor Inside Energy reports.

The Green Revolution Exhibit at the North Dakota Heritage Center. It is now closed for "enhancements." (Emily Guerin/Inside Energy)
The Green Revolution Exhibit at the North Dakota Heritage Center. It is now closed for "enhancements." (Emily Guerin/Inside Energy)

Read Emily Guerin's full article, "Emails Show Museum Closed Green Energy Exhibit After Complaints From Fossil Fuel Industry."

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This segment aired on May 5, 2016.

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