Renewable Energy Bill Dies in Legislature

Cheyenne, WY – A bill that would have set up a Renewable Energy Commission has died. That's despite support from a number of University of Wyoming students who argued that the renewable energy sector will create jobs. Representative Jane Warren says the concept was to set up a commission to explore Renewable energy because she believes the job growth there possibilities are immense. But Senate minerals committee chairman Bill Hawks says the immediate future is not all that bright. Members of the environmental community say that the bill would have put Wyoming on equal footing with 18 other states that have already taken similar action.