Letter to the Editor (Laramie Boomerang)

May 17, 2020 Editor: Nearly a year has passed since Albany County dropped its effort to enforce county zoning laws prohibiting gas stations in the aquifer protection zone. Local water drinkers may be interested in the following from a February 2020 inspection at AKAL Travel Center, better known as Tumbleweed:  “During the inspection, it was […]

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Proposed Revisions to the Aquifer Protection Overlay Zone (APOZ)

January 2020 — Proposed revisions to the Aquifer Protection Overlay Zone (APOZ) Regulations were approved by the Albany County Planning and Zoning Commission in December. They were made public in a redline/strikeout format. Preliminary comments on the proposed revisions were prepared by the Albany County Clean Water Advocates. They are not meant to be exhaustive, but to highlight key […]

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Upcoming County Commission Hearing

An upcoming County Commission hearing will focus on re-zoning from residential to commercial and accompanying amendment to Albany County Comprehensive Plan for Property at East Grand & Bluebird Lane. The hearing will be held Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 9:30am in the County Commissioners’ Room in the basement of the Courthouse. Click here to read […]

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Letter to Albany County Prosecuting Attorney

September 26, 2019 — Albany County Clean Water Advocates have obtained new information regarding the former Tumbleweed Express facility (currently known as AKAL Travel Center) that we believe warrants your immediate consideration.According to the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s Fuel Tax Administration (FTA), it appears as though the owners of Tumbleweed Express did not have a […]

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ACCWA Calls on County to Stop Gas Station in Aquifer Protection Area

July 8, 2019 The failure to provide continuous fuel sales and the lack of a necessary license show that allowing the former Tumbleweed Express gas station to re-open is contrary to Albany County’s zoning laws, according to Albany County Clean Water Advocates (ACCWA). “We are about to have 33,000 gallons of fuel placed on top […]

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Statement of Albany County Clean Water Advocates on County Action Regarding Tumbleweed Express

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 — ACCWA supports the Albany County Commissioners’ proposed temporary moratorium on further development in the aquifer protection zone. However, ACCWA believes that the Albany County Zoning Resolution now in place gives the county the authority to address the threat presented by re-starting operations at the gas station formerly known as Tumbleweed […]

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May 2019 Study of Septic System Impact

May 2019 — The May 2019 Septic System Impact Analysis in Albany County aimed to answer questions related to soil nutrient removal capacity in the CAPA. Click here for an overview of the study. Click here for the full report.

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