Thoughts on Niobrara boom solicited for history project

Nov 15, 2011

The UW American Heritage Center is asking Wyoming residents for input about the energy boom in eastern Wyoming, for a history project. 

Archivist Leslie Waggener says they’re interested in hearing from residents of Platte, Goshen and eastern Laramie counties about the potential oil boom surrounding drilling in the Niobrara formation.  She plans on asking a number of questions: "How are they preparing?  What help do they need?  What help do they need from the state?  What help do they need from the industry?  How is that back and forth going with the various players?"

If a boom does occur in southeastern Wyoming, Waggener will follow-up with interviewees to ask about their experiences during the boom period, and then again when the effects of the boom diminish.