Wyoming Energy Strategy

Wyoming FlagAfter considerable study and public input, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead last week released an energy strategy for Wyoming with 47 initiatives (or “to-do’s”) designed to better equip industry, conservation groups and others with the tools to manage the state’s #1 industry.

The Governor called the strategy a “living document,” something he hopes will influence future Wyoming administrations and even influence policy at a national level. “This plan and its framework offer a logical approach to energy exploration, development and production, and balance these practices with the environment. It is designed to be regularly revised, updated and integrated into the state’s planning and budgeting processes. Forty-seven initiatives is a lot, but this includes everything from baseline water testing to worker-safety issues.”

The 47 initiatives are divided into four main categories:

* Economic competitiveness, expansion and diversification
* Efficient, effective regulation
* Natural resource conservation, reclamation and mitigation
* Education, innovation and new techniques

As just one example, the first initiative on the list (from the Economic category): “Wyoming will study domestic and international marketing opportunities and aggressively reach out to those markets.”

Click here for a copy of the full energy strategy report.

 

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