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Matt Mead

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead (center) has spearheaded a review of species conservation and the Endangered Species Act for the Western Governors Association since 2015.
NIcky Ouellet

Western governors are calling on Congress to amend the federal Endangered Species Act, with an eye for increasing the role of state governments in the use of the law.

The Western Governors Association made recommendations Wednesday for what states and federal agencies can do to improve species conservation and recovery.

Greater sage grouse. The Department of Interior announced it's decision today not to recommend endangered species protections for the bird.
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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said today he is ordering a review of federal efforts to conserve the imperiled sage grouse. Zinke says he wants to ensure that officials in 11 Western states where the bird lives are fully consulted.

Wind Manufacturing Booms In CO, Stalls In WY

Jul 19, 2016
Federal law requires utility companies like NorthWestern to buy power from small renewable energy projects at the price it would cost the utility company to generate it or buy it from somewhere else.
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Wind turbines are pretty sleek-looking from a distance, but there’s a lot going on behind those spinning blades.

Wyoming Announces Lab To Study CO2 Products

Oct 9, 2015
President Donald Trump Thursday ended a key Obama-era coal mining regulation designed to protect waterways from coal mining waste.
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A power plant in Northeastern Wyoming has been chosen as the site for research on transforming carbon dioxide emissions from burning coal into commercial products. Inside Energy’s Leigh Paterson reports.