Richard Garrett Jr., energy and legislative advocate for the Wyoming Outdoor Council, posted this blog updating several bills related to wind energy development, microbial stimulation for coal-bed methane gas and federal regulation of greenhouse gases.

All of these bills are important, but perhaps the one of greatest interest to Outdoor Council members is the one that has yet to be introduced: This is a bill that would—if an excise tax on wind-energy production is extended—require that a portion of the tax be directed to the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust.

The practicality of this idea seems apparent: wind-energy development can do substantial harm to wildlife so it is fitting that resources from that development be directed to offset its impacts.

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