Discussion to Focus on Climate Change

Due to snow, this event moved from Wednesday evening to be Thursday, Dec. 5.

Gary Hanson, chair of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, will examine growing concerns over climate change at a public discussion sponsored by Augie Green, Augustana's environmental club, and the East River Group of the Sierra Club at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, in room 100 of the Gilbert Science Center.

The event is free and open to the public.

Currently serving in his second six-year term as chair of South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, Hanson has also served as a representative to the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissions on Electricity, is co-founder of the Lewis & Clark Water Project, served as a South Dakota State Senator for three terms and served as mayor of Sioux Falls from 1994-2002.