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Wed August 4, 2004
Energy Focus of Democratic House Debate
Riverton, WY – Only two of the three Democrats seeking Wyoming's lone seat in Congress were on hand for Tuesday night's debate. Al Hamburg of Torrington didn't attend, but Casper attorney John Henley and Wilson business consultant Ted Ladd's discussion centered a lot around energy. Ladd says when energy decisions are made on federal lands, there needs tro be more focus on multiple use principles. Ladd believes "big oil" is threatening recreation, hunting and other activities. Henley chastized Ladd for using the term "big oil." Henley says that's the kind of name calling that results from a frustrated candidate. He says Wyoming's Representative shouldn't be frustrated. Ladd admits he's frustrated by the out-of-state companies involved in energy development here that he says don't have Wyoming's best interests at heart.