Wyoming Governor Matt Mead unveiled his energy strategy Monday and said it is a plan to address in-state energy production, protecting the environment and encouraging the economy. The state leads the rest of the nation in energy exports, and each year, produces 10.5 quadrillion BTUs of energy.
Governor Mead said the federal government has no energy plan, so his strategy, “Leading the Charge: Wyoming’s Action Plan for Energy, Environment and Economy,” will help Wyoming to continue to set the national standard. In the absence of a federal plan, Mead said Wyoming cannot simply sit back and hope for the best; a strategy was necessary to strike the balance between energy development and environmental stewardship.
The energy strategy was developed with public input, from industry and environmental groups, as well as those in agriculture. We've attached a copy of Mead's strategy in the attachments section below.