EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a press release from the Wyoming Governor’s Office about the Wyoming Energy Strategy.
Governor Matt Mead asked the public for involvement in developing a Wyoming Energy Strategy and a wide spectrum of Wyoming people have jumped in. Over 70 suggested initiatives have been proposed. These cover the range of tangible projects, proposed policies and agency actions. The goal is to use these initiatives as the basis for a model strategy that promotes energy, open spaces, working agricultural operations and economic growth.
“The people of Wyoming have produced some very innovative ideas and I believe that together we can create a strategy that will ensure Wyoming continues to be a leader in energy development, economic growth and in conservation,” Governor Mead said. Wyoming is the leading exporter of energy to the rest of the country. It is also a leader in regulation and conservation, including hydraulic fracturing regulation and sage-grouse management.
The public is invited to participate in the energy strategy process next week by attending public events. Webinars will be held Thursday and Friday (December 6 and 7) to review the proposed initiatives. A list of the initiatives is available on the Governor’s website. (http://governor.wy.gov/Pages/energystrategy.aspx)
“This energy strategy is about charting a course for Wyoming and I ask that people make time to provide us with feedback and ideas,” Governor Mead said.
There will be five webinars/public meetings. The first will be an overview of the energy strategy and the next four will focus on the themes of the energy strategy. The themes are: economic competitiveness, expansion and diversification; efficient, effective regulation; reclamation and mitigation; and education, innovation and new technologies.
More information about the webinars is available online.
Governor Mead believes the energy strategy will establish Wyoming as the standard bearer in recognizing that energy, the environment and the economy are inseparable and compatible and in leading the nation in energy development, regulation, innovation and stewardship.
From Renny MacKay, Communications Director, Office of Governor Matt Mead