Freudenthal Wants Energy Positions Created

Cheyenne, WY – Governor Dave Freudenthal has proposed the creation of a number of new state positions to monitor oil and gas development. The Governor is asking the legislature for $6 Million. That would fund nearly 50 new positions, spread across several state agencies, to both monitor and address the effects of energy development. Freudenthal says the Department of Environmental Quality would receive 41 of the new positions. He says the goal is both maximize development and address its costs.