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Wyoming Diversifying Energy-Rich Economy, Says Governor

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.

February 13, 2018
Wyoming Governor Urges BLM to OK 3,500 NatGas Wells

Wyoming Governor Urges BLM to OK 3,500 NatGas Wells

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.

September 1, 2017

Renewed Hope for Carbon Capture, EOR Advances, Multi-State Study Says

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.

December 6, 2016

‘All-of-Above’ Energy, Endangered Species Issues Engage Moniz, Jewell, Western Governors

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.

June 14, 2016
Wyoming Governor Updates State Energy Strategy

Wyoming Governor Updates State Energy Strategy

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead on Monday unveiled an updated state energy strategy with 11 new initiatives as priorities that include a mixture of fossil fuels, renewables and research.

March 15, 2016

Wyoming to Defend Federal Agencies in Lawsuit Against Sage Grouse Plan

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).

March 11, 2016

Wyoming Challenges EPA Clean Power Plan

Wyoming Attorney General Peter Michael last week petitioned the Obama administration to reconsider its Clean Power Plan (CPP) final rule, calling it flawed.

December 28, 2015
Western Governors to Explore ESA Reform, Says Wyoming’s Mead

Western Governors to Explore ESA Reform, Says Wyoming’s Mead

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.

September 23, 2015

Western Governors to Seek Endangered Species Act Changes

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).

August 27, 2015

Wyoming Governor Calls on Feds to Incorporate State Sage Grouse Plans

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.

August 3, 2015
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