OFFICE OF GOVERNOR MATT MEAD
Governor Seeks Input as Energy Strategy Develops
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead’s energy strategy is taking shape. Participants with interests ranging from industry to conservation and local government to agriculture have been involved over the last few months. They have played a key role in developing themes and adding to the list of what needs to be done. Four themes have emerged as central to the energy strategy. The themes are: economic competitiveness, expansion and diversification; efficient, effective regulation; reclamation and mitigation; and education, innovation and new technologies.
Governor Mead asks stakeholders to continue to work with his office over the coming weeks to identify initiatives - tangible projects, proposed policies and agency actions that create a model where energy, open spaces, working agricultural operations and economic growth can thrive.
Governor Mead, with many interests across Wyoming, intends for the strategy to guide Wyoming as an innovator in value-added resources and to establish Wyoming as the standard bearer in developing energy and regulating energy development.
“This strategy should lead to good jobs and a strong economy by providing affordable, abundant and reliable energy. At the same time it must allow us to maintain our world-class wildlife, recreation, agriculture, open space, clean air and clean water,” Governor Mead said.
As Wyoming people continue to meet, the strategy will become more defined with specific initiatives. “These initiatives need to be specific enough that state government can be accountable to the people in executing this strategy,” Governor Mead said. “I am enthusiastic about the support and interest in this strategy and I think it can serve as a way for Wyoming to find a true balance.”
This strategy will be continually updated with new initiatives and progress reports on existing efforts. A list of draft initiatives will be posted on Governor Mead’s website (governor.wy.gov) by November 27th.