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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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 Express […]

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Pilot Hill Agreement

On September 6, 2017, the Albany County Commissioners signed a purchase agreement to buy approximately 5000 acres east of town from several holding companies owned by the former Warren Land and Livestock Company (now Doug Samuelson). The acreage connects the eastern edge of Laramie to the Medicine Bow National Forest and would provide excellent outdoor recreation opportunities as […]

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2017 Suggestion to Build a New Car Dealership

The City of Laramie Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) ultimately decided that they would not “relax” the Casper Aquifer Protection Plan (Table 15.08.040.A Prohibited Activities.)  list of prohib uses The proposal to relax Prohibited Uses was based on a memo by a city consultant and supported by City Planning staff. The memo and subsequent staff […]

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Has the Casper Aquifer Been Contaminated?

HAS THE AQUIFER BEEN CONTAMINATED? The 2013 East Laramie Waste Water Feasibility Study evaluated 115 private wells and found that “approximately 65% of the East Grand area wells that were sampled show nitrate contamination, with 4% of the wells exceeding the EPA Drinking Water Standard for nitrates which is 10 mg/l.”  [link] Background nitrate concentrations […]

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