January 10, 2010. The Greeley-Weld County League of Women Voters Board has unanimously passed a formal resolution opposing uranium mining in Weld County. This resolution is based on the League's positions on natural resources and environment at both the state and national levels of this nonpartisan organization. Resolutions against uranium mining in Weld County, Colorado, have been passed by the City of Greeley, City of Fort Collins, Towns of Nunn, Timnath, Wellington, and new Raymer, as well as the Colorado Medical Society, the Larimer County League of Women Voters, and other organizations. In addition, over 12,800 individuals in the area have signed petitions opposing uranium mining in Northern Colorado.
Plan to Attend Public Meeting on February 18th...
Locally, the Greeley-Weld League has been gathering information on the uranium mining proposal for several months and has scheduled meetings in January and February to further educate citizens and disseminate materials on this important issue. People in Weld County need to be aware that the Weld County Board of Commissioners will have the final say on whether or not uranium mining is allowed to take place in Weld County. Now is the time for citizens to gather information on this topic and express their views to the Commissioners.
On Thursday evening, January 21, at Centennial Park Library, 2227 23rd Av, Greeley, at 7 p.m., the broad topic of Sustainability will be presented by the local League of Women Voters. This topic asks the question, "How can we create a way of life that balances environmental, natural resources, economic, and human needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet the same goal?" Hollis Berendt, a member of the Greeley Air Quality and Natural Resources Commission, will speak and lead a discussion on "Going Green," and how each of us can "go green."
Uranium mining, as it affects the sustainability of our natural resources and our environment, will be the subject of a February meeting of the League. On Thursday evening, February 18, at Centennial Park Library, 2227 23rd Av, Greeley, at 7 p.m., an "information and discussion" meeting will help inform residents on this timely subject. Everyone is urged to attend these informative public meetings.