Wyoming’s Energy Boom, 1995-2010: An Oral History Program has gathered almost 40 audio oral history interviews to date. The project is to examine the social, economic and environmental impact of natural gas development in Sublette County, located in the southwestern part of the state. The AHC’s staff photographer, Rick Walters, spent two days in October taking contextual photos in the Sublette County area. The oral history interviews and Rick’s photographs can be found here. The project’s director, Leslie Waggener, is currently organizing two panel discussions that will allow both community members and scholars to reflect on the perspectives presented in the interviews. One will be held on the University of Wyoming campus on April 4th, 2011, and another will be held in Pinedale, Wyoming, on May 16th, 2011, at the Sublette County Library. Panelists will include University of Wyoming political science professor, Gregg Cawley, and Ultra Petroleum Senior Regulatory Coordinator, Cally McKee.
–Leslie Waggener, Simpson Archivist