Best of the West: Western Governors’ Inauguration hopes, Wyoming wind gets green light, Tesla reinvests in Nevada

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The Western Governors' Association keeps you updated on news of the West. Here are the western stories for the week starting Jan. 16, 2017, that you don't want to miss.

trump donald federalismTrump Inauguration: Reid Wilson reports in The Hill about how States hope Trump era will reset the federal relationship. The story includes remarks from WGA Executive Director Jim Ogsbury about the Western Governors' new resolution, Building a Stronger State-Federal Relationship, and how we have joined other leading Western policy organizations to share Principles to Clarify and Strengthen the State-Federal Relationship with president-elect Donald J. Trump and Congressional leadership.

Wyoming Wind: The biggest onshore wind development in the U.S., a project of the Power Company of Wyoming, just received two critical federal approvals. The first turbines in the massive 1,000-turbine project in Wyoming could go up as soon as next year.

Tesla Gigafactory: Gov. Brian Sandoval has announced that Tesla will make electric motors for the Model 3 at its Nevada gigafactory, bringing an additional 550 jobs to the state.

Aloha from Mars: NASA's fifth 'Mars Mission' simulation in Hawaii launches this week.

Rangeland Management: WGA just hosted a webinar on promoting rangeland resiliency and addressing invasive species. Watch it here.

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