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Published on Jul 25, 2011
The University of Wyoming American Heritage Center's Alan K. Simpson Institute for Western Politics and Leadership hosted discussions in Laramie and Pinedale on the social, environmental and economic impacts of Wyoming's latest energy boom. The Pinedale discussion took place on Monday, May 16 at the Sublette County Public Library. The events were free and open to the public. Panelists at the Pinedale event included: Cally McKee, Pinedale resident and Senior Regulatory Coordinator with Ultra Petroleum; Ann Chambers Noble, Cattle racher and owner of Pinedale's Chambers House Bed & Breakfast; Mary Lynn Worl, Pinedale resident involved in grassroots environmental efforts in Sublette County; Courtney Carlson. Assistant Director of the UW Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources; and Mark Northam, UW Director of the UW School of Energy Resources. The panel discussions are part of the Simpson Institute's "Wyoming's Energy Boom, 1995-2010: An Oral History Program," which includes more than 40 audio oral history interviews with people involved in and impacted by natural gas development in Sublette County. and he panel discussion in Laramie was held Monday, April 4, in the Wyoming Union Family Room Audio files, transcripts, photos and other contextual materials are available at http://digitalcollections.uwyo.edu:81... . "The AHC houses around 400 collections relating to the mining, oil, gas and wind energy industries. These collections relate to all aspects of economic geology," says Leslie Waggener, project director. "But there are only a few AHC collections that speak to the social, economic and environmental impacts of energy development in Wyoming. By interviewing a range of Sublette County residents, our researchers have been able to better understand the impact of a modern boom and bust cycle on a Wyoming community." Former Wyoming State Historian David Kathka moderated both panels. The program was funded by the Wyoming Humanities Council, AHC and SER. For more information, call Waggener at (307) 766-2557 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . Video by UW Television, Outreach Technology Services Camera/Editing: Ali Grossman, UWTV copyright University of Wyoming