Freudenthal Asks For Impact Money

Cheyenne, Wy – One issue the Governor hopes legislators give a little more support to is providing more impact money to communities affected by mineral development. In the past couple of years, lawmakers have either ignored or have given limited funds to address the number of ways communities in energy rich areas have been impacted. Governor Dave Freudenthal calls it a critical problem that must be addressed. Freudenthal says the state used to help communities with millions of dollars of coal impact money. But he has been surprised by the reluctance to provide similar aid this time around.