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To Wind Or Not To Wind: A Civil Discourse On The Rail Tie Wind Project In Southeast Wyoming

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L-R: Peter Bishop, Kelly Schroeder, and Melodie Edwards

This week, Albany County commissioners held a meeting for public comment on the Rail Tie Wind Project south of Laramie. It lasted five hours. That's because over the last couple years, it's been a controversial subject that's divided the community and even led to hurtful attacks on social media. A decision has yet to be made whether the project will be built, but commissioners say they’ll take the public comment into account.

They now have 45 days to decide. As part of our series "I Respectfully Disagree," Wyoming Public Radio's Melodie Edwards sat down with folks on each side of the issue for a civil discourse. They came together in our conference room and started things off by sharing a meal.

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