CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead on Wednesday sought to clarify his role in today's conference on energy development in the state's southeast corner.
Mead's opening address at the conference in Wheatland will discuss energy development, and is part of the governor's effort to speak to Wyoming communities about the importance of energy development, said spokesman Renny MacKay.
"Gov. Mead will focus on the southeast corner of the state Thursday and how we must strive for balance between maintaining open spaces, wildlife, clean air and clean water, which we all value, while also developing our energy resources and keeping the economy moving along," MacKay said.
The Southeast Wyoming Resource Conservation and Development Council, which arranged the conference, had announced it would feature a "keynote address" from Mead in which he would "outline his vision for energy development in Wyoming."