Wyoming Lawmakers Hosting Neighbors For Western States Energy Symposium

CHEYENNE, (AP) - Lawmakers in the Cowboy State have invited their neighbors to parley on energy issues, and they're putting up more than $400,000 to pick up the tab. Lawmakers from around the West are set to gather in the resort town of Jackson for the three-day Western States Energy and Environment Symposium starting Sunday.

Industry and academic experts are coming too, and they all plan to focus on how to solve the challenges facing energy development and environmental protection. The following states are sending legislators to participate in the event: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Lawmakers from New Mexico and California were invited but had to cancel because they're holding special budget sessions.

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