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CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Gov. Matt Mead is wrapping up a trip to Texas where he's been meeting with officials of some of the nation's largest energy companies to try to drum up support for the University of Wyoming's School of Energy Resources.

Renny MacKay is spokesman for Mead in Cheyenne. MacKay says Mead and UW officials have been in Houston and Dallas since Tuesday.

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MacKay says they've been meeting with representatives from such energy firms as Exxon, Mobil and Marathon Oil Corp. He says Mead is due back in Wyoming on Wednesday afternoon.

Wyoming started the school in 2006 with the goal of making the state and UW a destination for leading sustainable energy research and training. Wyoming officials say the school is critical to the future of the state's heavily energy-reliant economy.

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