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Merav's Resources

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The 2020 Women's March in Cheyenne, WY.

Women and Men:

In the 20 years I have lived in Wyoming I have seen a shift to treat LGBTQ+ and other groups as equals:

·     https://www.matthewshepard.org/

 

Climate Change:

When improved alternative energy sources become available the majority of countries and states will adopt them faster than we can oppose them.

·     https://www.businessinsider.com/solar-power-heliogen-bill-gates-2019-11

 

Planet:

Countries from Peru to Tunisia to South Africa are adopting new renewable energy sources at a fast rate such as installations of new wind turbines and solar farms - see examples:

·     https://www.power-technology.com/

Sector will wane:

Many past flourishing US industries have disappeared over the decades including the fur industry that contributed to the establishment of the state of Wyoming (the Louisiana Purchase) and the famous whaling industry.For information on the rise and fall of the whaling industry see:

·     https://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater/exhibition/3_7.html

Bulk of Wyoming’s Revenue:

52-66% of the state revenues in Wyoming are derived from the coal, oil and gas industries:

·     https://www.eia.gov/state/?sid=WY


Other current sources of income are insufficient to replace that revenue source:

·     https://www.wyotax.org/tax_structure.aspx

Losing Residents and Loved Ones:

For information on suicide rate in Wyoming see:

·     https://health.wyo.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/suicide-2018-factsheet.pdf

Diversify the State’s Economy:

Governor Matt Mead established the Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming(ENDOW) initiative in November 2016

·     https://www.endowyo.biz

 

Hydrogen-Cell Vehicle:

·     Are you interested in some of the new innovations? https://www.edmunds.com/fuel-economy/8-things-you-need-to-know-about-hydrogen-fuel-cell-cars.html

·     Today, pastoral Masai herders download weather forecasts using their cell phones charged by solar panels: http://theconversation.com/on-the-savanna-mobile-phones-havent-transformed-maasai-lives-yet-78725

Energy Producing State:

According to experts, Wyoming has good wind resources butour capacity to generate solar energy is limited compared to neighboring states to our south. See:

·     https://www.wyomingbusiness.org/windenergy

·     https://www.nrel.gov/solar/rps/wy.html

·     https://www.seia.org/state-solar-policy/wyoming-solar

Locally Produced Energy:

An example of potential future energy sources are molten salt reactors.

·     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U9HVIFt2GE&vl=en-US)

·     https://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/1336/pdf/C1336.pdf

Job Guarantee Programs:

·     https://www.cbpp.org/research/full-employment/the-federal-job-guarantee-a-policy-to-achieve-permanent-full-employment

Careful Planning:

For examples of innovative use of science to plan future development while conserving our wide-open spaces and wildlife populations, see:

·     https://migrationinitiative.org/

·     www.voiceforthewild.org/WindPowerReport.pdf

Considering All Sources of Income:

The ENDOW initiative identified the need to reform the Wyoming tax code:

·     https://www.endowyo.biz

·     https://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/term/online-retailers#stream/0

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