Mead unveils Wyo. energy policy 2 years in making

WyomingLogoBy MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press – May 13, 2013

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.”

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