WPR News
8:08 pm
Thu August 6, 2009

Governor gears up for more Wind Energy discussions

Cheyenne, Wy – More discussions about wind energy's impact on Wyoming are taking place. Already a state task force is discussing the subject and next week the governor is holding a symposium on wind energy. Governor Dave Freudenthal says those two efforts work well together. As for policy ideas Freudenthal says there are things he wants done."We as a state are legitimately struggling with the same thing we always struggle with, how do we maximize the benefits to our citizens, minimize the adverse consequences and yet let the private sector function. A lot of this the private sector will sort out, but I think we need to have some ground rules and define what the state's interest is and act on it."
There is discussion of creating a tax on wind energy. That could be one policy the legislature will debate during next year's legislative session.