governor mead http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Eastern Shoshone Tribal Liaison Resigns http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/eastern-shoshone-tribal-liaison-resigns <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Eastern Shoshone tribal liaison&nbsp;has stepped down from her position, saying the governor and legislature were disrespectful to her,&nbsp;both&nbsp;as a woman and tribal member.&nbsp;But the Governor's office says she wasn't fulfilling her responsibility to mediate between the tribes and the state.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:33:07 +0000 Melodie Edwards 59767 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Eastern Shoshone Tribal Liaison Resigns Gov Mead: EPA Focus Should Be On Clean Coal http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/gov-mead-epa-focus-should-be-clean-coal <p>Wyoming Governor Matt Mead says the plan by the Environmental Protection Agency to require carbon pollution limits on new power plants is too limited and hurts the state’s economy.&nbsp; During a news conference, Mead was critical of the E-P-A for not following Wyoming’s lead and look at ways to develop clean coal technology.</p><p>“I think everybody should have an interest in how we do it in the most environmentally friendly way possible, but when you set a standard that nobody has done yet…to me it looks like you are just shutting off coal completely.”</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 15:22:16 +0000 Bob Beck 58207 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Gov Mead: EPA Focus Should Be On Clean Coal State begins to develop a water strategy http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/state-begins-develop-water-strategy <p> Calling water a valuable Wyoming resource, Governor Matt Mead’s office is in the process of developing a long term water strategy similar to the recently developed energy policy.&nbsp; &nbsp;Beginning this week a series of meetings will take place across the state that will gather feedback from citizens on how the state should proceed.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Mead policy analyst Nephi &nbsp;Cole&nbsp; said they expect to hear about a number of issues.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 15:59:38 +0000 Bob Beck 49363 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org State begins to develop a water strategy Mead is still considering Education Director candidates http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/mead-still-considering-education-director-candidates <p>Wyoming Governor Matt Mead says he is still weighing the attributes of the three finalists for the state’s new Education Director.&nbsp; The Director would run the State Department of Education.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Mead has interviewed all three, but says he wants more time to consider them.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 22:44:28 +0000 Bob Beck 41990 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Mead is still considering Education Director candidates Wyoming working on a water solution for Pavillion http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-working-water-solution-pavillion <p> As testing continues on whether fracking contaminated groundwater in the Pavillion area, Governor Matt Mead and state officials will host a meeting next week on a new way to get fresh water to citizens.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 23:57:45 +0000 Bob Beck 24522 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming working on a water solution for Pavillion Wind energy boom appears to have slowed http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wind-energy-boom-appears-have-slowed <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Wyoming Governor Matt Mead admits that interest in wind energy has cooled off for a bit,&nbsp; but he hopes things will turn around soon.&nbsp;</p><p>One issue is the failure of Congress to extend the wind energy tax credit, but the governor is also concerned about Wyoming&rsquo;s wind tax policy.&nbsp; He says he hoped the legislature would approve a tax on wind generation, but lawmakers cannot reach an agreement on that legislation.</p> Mon, 14 May 2012 15:26:07 +0000 Bob Beck 24022 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wind energy boom appears to have slowed Wyoming is still battling roadless rule http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-still-battling-roadless-rule <p>&nbsp;Governor Matt Mead says he is continuing to pursue legal action over the federal roadless rule as he tries to work out a compromise in Wyoming.&nbsp; Mead says the lawsuit is trying to delay making hundreds of acres off limits to development, while state officials work with the forest service to determine what should actually be off limits.</p> Mon, 14 May 2012 15:20:31 +0000 Bob Beck 24021 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming is still battling roadless rule State challenges snowmobile ruling http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/state-challenges-snowmobile-ruling <p>The state of Wyoming is asking a federal appeals court to reconsider its recent decision that the state<br />can&#39;t sue the federal government over how many snowmobiles are<br />allowed in Yellowstone National Park.<br />Wyoming had argued that limiting snowmobiles to 318 a day was<br />arbitrary and would hurt tourism and tax revenue. A panel of the<br />10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last month rejected the state&#39;s<br />arguments, saying it failed to show the rule would harm the state<br />economically. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 16:47:08 +0000 Associated Press 21776 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org State challenges snowmobile ruling Mead fears the state wouldn't be able to sustain pay hikes http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/mead-fears-state-wouldnt-be-able-sustain-pay-hikes <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Governor Matt Mead says low natural gas prices and a declining revenue forecast was behind his thinking in denying pay hikes for state, University of Wyoming and Community College employees this year.&nbsp; Mead was concerned about committing to a long term spending item and thought that it was wiser for the state to focus on one time spending.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 14:58:13 +0000 Bob Beck 19246 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Mead fears the state wouldn't be able to sustain pay hikes