CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead on Monday unveiled a state energy policy two years in the making that calls for maintaining Wyoming’s position as the top energy-exporting state while preserving its wild, scenic and pristine landscapes.
Mead’s report outlines four priorities: Economic competitiveness, efficient regulation, natural resource conservation and developing new technologies.
Lack of a national energy policy, Mead said, inspired him to develop the state policy. At least a dozen agencies play a role in federal energy development oversight, the 63-page report pointed out.
“Before we started throwing stones about that, I started thinking we in Wyoming needed to have an energy strategy,” Mead said. “We hope they can take a cue from us.”