Gov. Matt Mead announced he will ask the legislature to remove him from a review board that was established to approve or disapprove of artwork installed on the University of Wyoming campus. The committee was established earlier this year in the wake of the Carbon Sink controversy.
Earlier this year the legislature suggested that the pending renovation of Half Acre gym at UW include murals glorifying the mineral industries. The Sage Grouse suggests searching "all facets of life and landscape in Wyoming" to find suitable material.
When British artist Chris Drury created the “Carbon Sink” sculpture on the University of Wyoming campus earlier this year, it’s message of coal’s spiraling environmental influence triggered some passionate response.