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Governor Speaks about Wyoming’s Record of Leadership in Reclamation

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State Capitol
Cheyenne, WY 82002
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June 3, 2013


Renny MacKay
Communications Director

Governor Speaks about Wyoming’s Record of Leadership in Reclamation

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead spoke at the Wyoming Reclamation and Restoration Symposium and the American Society of Mining and Reclamation meeting today about energy development, the economy, and environmental stewardship. The speech highlighted the ties in his Energy Strategy to conservation, reclamation and mitigation, as well as the importance of both energy development and conservation to Wyoming.

“The state of the art in reclamation science is on display in Wyoming daily,” Governor Mead said. “The quality of reclamation shown in Wyoming’s mining industry sets the global standard.”

Governor Mead’s Energy Strategy, released in May 2013, outlines the importance and interrelationship of energy production, environmental stewardship and the economy. Within the Energy Strategy there is an emphasis on specific initiatives to develop conservation for wildlife and habitat, reclamation standards for disturbed areas, and baselines for measuring current conditions and trends. “Achieving Excellence” in responsible development is a guiding principle of the strategy.

“Development of resources is not synonymous with ruin,” Governor Mead said. “Through the application of the right reclamation science, in the right places, and at the right time, a net increase in overall natural resource conditions is possible, has been proven, and should be expected.”

Governor Mead’s energy plan can be viewed at