Ask Governor Mead to Reduce Wasteful Flaring and Protect People Statewide from Air Pollution

Governor Mead’s office is asking for public input for his energy strategy at a series of upcoming public meetings throughout the state.

Please take this opportunity to tell the governor that you’d like to see him prioritize two things in his energy strategy: (1) Providing Wyoming citizens with an equal, statewide approach to air pollution and (2) reforms for wasteful gas flaring.

Details:

  1. Right now Wyoming has an unequal approach to air quality. The quality of your protections from air pollution depends entirely on your zip code. We can fix this by extending statewide the good policies that have been developed for the Upper Green River Valley.
  2. It’s also crucial that the state reduce wasteful flaring of natural gas at oil wells. While some flaring may be necessary for safety while drilling, long-term flaring is both wasteful and dirty. The problem of flaring can be addressed with more proactive planning, which would prevent the waste of a marketable, nonrenewable resource.

We hope you will attend one of these upcoming meetings and share your thoughts and concerns with Governor Mead’s staff.

August 4, 2015 — 6-8 p.m., Gillette
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., Casper
Co-hosted by the Governor’s office and the Petroleum Association of Wyoming
Petroleum Club, 1301 Wilkins Circle, Casper, WY 82601

August 12, 2015 — 5:30-7:30 p.m., Cody
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 — 5:30-7 p.m., Jackson
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. Rock Springs
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., Cheyenne
Hosted by the Governor’s office
Cottonwood Room, Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001

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