WPR News
9:05 am
Mon February 4, 2008

Wyoming Touts Its Energy

Laramie, WY – Wyoming leaders hope that new efforts to clean up the coal industry will allow the state to export its coal power to California.

California recently passed an aggressive law that limits its carbon output by the year 2020 -- and the state will only import energy that meets those standards.

Leaders from both states met last week to discuss what Wyoming is doing to make its energy more renewable. Senate President John Schiffer says the California reps were excited to see Wyoming's plans, because they know it will be tough to meet their high standards.

Schiffer says the Wyoming delegation shared two carbon sequestration bills going before the state legislature this month, as well as plans for new wind farms in the state.