PINEDALE (WNE) — In July, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon took on the role of chairman of the Western Governor’s Association for 2024, which brings with it an opportunity to focus regional attention on a chairman’s chosen initiative.
Gordon’s initiative is “Decarbonizing the West,” to examine decarbonization strategies including carbon capture, utilization and storage technologies; direct air capture and natural sequestration “to position western states at the forefront of innovation and reduce the effects of carbon emissions on the environment,” according to WGA.
The Western Governors Association consists of governors of states and U.S. territories west of the Mississippi River.
Gov. Gordon has called the WGA’s annual winter meeting for Nov. 6-8 at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
The three-day convention will feature in-depth and public policy discussions.
Joining Gordon will be vice chair New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, Idaho Gov. Brad Little, Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo, Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek and Utah Gov. Spencer Cox.
At these meetings, governors and policy experts explore regulatory, economic, technical and market opportunities brought up with a WGA chair’s chosen initiative.