Western states stress energy cooperation
October 26, 2009
BEN NEARY Associated Press Writer JACKSON, Wyo.
State lawmakers from around the West are gathering in the northern Wyoming resort town of Jackson over the next few days to figure out how to get better coordinated on energy issues. Many are also interested in showing a united front as Congress considers bills that could put a damper on the nation's longterm appetite for coal. Wyoming has put up more than $400,000 to fund the Western States Energy and Environment Symposium. Organizers say about 75 state lawmakers from around the West are attending. Wyoming, the leading coal-producing state in...