Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead in his state of the state address on Monday advocated for continuing two major initiatives launched in the past seven years: diversifying the energy-dependent economy and slashing the size of government.
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Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has urged the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to approve by year-end a proposed natural gas drilling project that could include up to 3,500 new wells with ultimate production of several trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of gas.
A multi-state effort kicked off last year by the governors of Montana and Wyoming makes a case for a stepped up joint federal and state push for more carbon capture and carbon dioxide (CO2)-driven enhanced oil recovery (EOR) throughout the nation’s fossil fuel producing regions.
Obama administration cabinet members reinforced a push for an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy with measures to address climate change and endangered species at the Western Governors’ Association (WGA) meeting Monday in Jackson, WY.
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead on Thursday directed his state’s attorney general to intervene in support of the federal agencies targeted by a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Idaho by four environmental groups that don’t like the greater sage grouse state-federal protection strategy hammered out last year (see Daily GPI,Sept. 22, 2015).
In the wake of the milestone decision by federal officials to not list the greater sage grouse as endangered or threatened, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead late Tuesday said he intends to pursue a regional initiative to reform the Endangered Species Act (ESA) as incoming Western Governors’ Association (WGA) chairman.
Starting his 12-month term as chair of the Western Governors’ Association (WGA), Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead on Wednesday said the group would work to improve the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA).
As part of a governors’ consistency review by western states, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead on Thursday lobbied federal regulators to seriously consider state plans for protecting the greater sage grouse. The western states want to avoid an Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing for the bird, which could hinder energy development.