Wyoming Governor to Uranium Miners: Bring Us Your Projects

    Wyoming Governor to Uranium Miners: Bring Us Your Projects
        Governor says, 'We're Ready: This State is in Play'

SARASOTA, Fla., March 6, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Wyoming Governor Dave
Freudenthal told StockInterview.com in an exclusive tape-recorded, in
person interview how he feels about the flock of uranium miners coming
to his state; "We're ready. They just need to start bringing the
projects." He added, "This state is in play!" Freudenthal was asked if
the unusually high staking activity, especially by two publicly traded
Canadian companies, Strathmore Minerals (TSX-V:STM) (Other OTC:STHJF)
and Energy Metals (TSX-V:EMC), was merely speculative; he responded, "I
think we're past the sort of speculation of people running through and
picking everything up. We're down to serious players trying to make
serious decisions." 
Freudenthal also praised Wyoming's experience with uranium mining,
saying, "I think we have a very good regulatory climate. I think if
they move into the 'in situ' (ISL) mining, we've got some experience
with that." 
The governor also explained his state's positive attitude toward
uranium mining, "We've always sort of been comfortable with the uranium
industry," Freudenthal told StockInterview.com. "The uranium industry
is part of our history. It's not something that is frightening or
alarming to us." 
The StockInterview.com interview with Governor Freudenthal addresses
the observation that since June 2004, numerous publicly traded junior
uranium companies and speculators have created a staking frenzy in the
state. Wyoming's Office of State Lands and Investments reported
developers are snapping up tens of thousands of acres of state leases.
An estimated 250 uranium exploration and development companies have
exploded onto the international mining scene, primarily those publicly
traded on the Canadian and Australian stock exchanges, to capitalize
upon the more than 500 percent increase in spot uranium prices since
late 2000. 
StockInterview.com today began a five-part series, entitled "The New
Face of Wyoming's Uranium Mining," found on the Internet news website,
www.stockinterview.com. The first feature in the series is an interview
with Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal, who talked frankly about
uranium mining, nuclear power, how he plans to spend his state's nearly
$2 billion surplus, and Wyoming's participation in the national power

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