(Press release) — Gov. Matt Mead has announced a series of public meetings to identify additional energy initiatives for Wyoming — two years after the state became the first in the nation to develop a comprehensive energy strategy with the release of Leading the Charge, Wyoming’s Action Plan for Energy, Environment and Economy.

Since its release in 2013, more than three-fourths of the initiatives in that strategy have been completed.

“I said when I announced the energy strategy that it is designed to be regularly revised, updated and integrated into budgeting and planning,” Mead said in a prepared statement. “The past two years have seen many successes and we want to build on them. The purpose of these meetings is to review existing initiatives, to identify additional initiatives in order to support energy development, balanced with sound environmental stewardship.”

The meetings are open to the public. Anyone interested is encouraged to come and discuss ideas that should be incorporated into the updated strategy. A list of meeting dates and locations is set out below. Public comments will be accepted at the meetings and can also be sent to the governor’s office via email at: energy.strategy@wyo.gov

Public meeting locations and times:

August 4, 2015 – 6-8 p.m.
Co-hosted by governor’s office and the Wyoming Mining Association
Presentation Hall, Gillette College, 300 West Sinclair, Gillette, WY 82718

August 5, 2015 – 6-8 p.m.
Co-hosted by the governor’s office and the Petroleum Association of Wyoming
Petroleum Club, 1301 Wilkins Circle, Casper, WY 82601

August 12, 2015 – 6-8 p.m.
Co-hosted by the governor’s office and the Park County Commissioners
Grizzly Room, Park County Library, 1500 Heart Mountain Street, Cody, WY 82414

August 13, 2015 – 5:30-7p.m.
Co-hosted by the governor’s office and the Snake River Conservation Alliance
Ordway Auditorium, Teton County Library, 125 Virginian Lane, Jackson, WY 83001

August 18, 2015 – 6-8 p.m.
Co-hosted by the governor’s office and the Wyoming Farm Bureau, Wyoming Stock Growers Association and the Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts
Wellness Building room 3650a/b, Western Wyoming Community College, 2500 College Drive, Rock Springs, WY 82901

August 19, 2015 – 6-8 p.m.
Hosted by the governor’s office
Cottonwood Room, Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001

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