Friday, May 09, 2008

Environment focus of May 15 Dem meeting

The May 15 meeting of the Laramie County Democratic Grassroots Coalition will focus on environmental issues. Speakers will be Wyoming State Representative Mary Throne and City of Cheyenne Sanitation Director Dennis Pino. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Sunflower Room in the Laramie County Public Library in Cheyenne. Free and open to the public, even if you're a Republican (who knows -- you might learn that global warming actually exists).

Wyoming faces a host of environmental issues. Oil and gas development tearing up the Wyoming Range. Coal gasification. Wind farms. Solar energy. Geothermal power. Water quality. Air quality (ozone levels rising dramatically near Pinedale). Drought. Threat of unregulated uranium mining returning to the state (Today's Casper Star-Trib: "The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has received 30 applications for new uranium mines, restarts of closed mines and expansions of existing mines. Twenty of them are in Wyoming.")

First question to Mr. Pino: When will curbside recycling begin?

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