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Gov.: Wyoming should issue energy policy next year

September 28, 2011 • Business


Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead speaks during a news conference on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, in Cheyenne, Wyo. Mead said his administration plans to release a state energy policy by early next year. (AP Photo/Ben Neary)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead said Tuesday he expects his administration to release a state energy policy by early next year that will spell out not only what energy resources are in the state but where it wants to see future development of energy transmission corridors and other infrastructure.

Wyoming exports more energy than any other state, Mead said. Even so, he said the U.S. Bureau of Land Management recently had to delay action on a management plan for drilling in the Bighorn Basin because the federal agency wasn’t aware that operators had the desire or ability to undertake enhanced oil recovery operations involving injecting carbon dioxide underground.

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