Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal hosted EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson last week for a two-day tour of several major energy production regions in Wyoming. Wyoming is currently the nation's largest net exporter of energy. The state also has some of the best wind energy potential in North America, with highly-rated wind production areas stretching from the western border with Utah to the state's eastern plains.
Administrator Jackson toured a wind farm near Cheyenne, a coal mine near Gillette
and a natural gas field near Pinedale. She said as a home of wind, coal, and natural gas, Wyoming is at the heart of America's energy future.
Governor Freudenthal called Jackson's visit an important opportunity to discuss issues including carbon sequestration, the management of water produced in coal-bed methane development and the technologies used to recover natural gas in unconventional fields in Wyoming.