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WGA Executive Director Jim Ogsbury testifies in support of Good Samaritan m...

Published on September 29, 2022
There are tens of thousands of abandoned mines dispersed across the country, and a subset of those mines pose significant environmental hazards like acid mine drainage, or phy...
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Mining

WGA Executive Director Jim Ogsbury testifies in support of Good Samaritan m...

Published on September 29, 2022

WGA shares policy recommendations related to mining regulations, laws, and ...

Published on August 25, 2022
The Western Governors’ Association submitted several policy resolutions to the Department of the Interior regarding mining regulations, laws, and permitting. The letter ...
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Environmental Management

WGA shares policy recommendations related to mining regulations, laws, and ...

Published on August 25, 2022

Policy Resolution 2022-08, National Minerals Policy

Published on June 30, 2022
Western Governors support building on the 1970 Mining and Minerals Policy Act with legislation and policies that unlock our domestic mineral potential and ensure access to met...
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Economic Development

Policy Resolution 2022-08, National Minerals Policy

Published on June 30, 2022

LISTEN: New podcast episode explores state efforts to support rural communi...

Published on June 23, 2022
The new episode of WGA’s Out West podcast, Supporting Coal Communities, explores the economic trends impacting Utah’s coal communities in the face of cha...
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Economic Development

LISTEN: New podcast episode explores state efforts to support rural communi...

Published on June 23, 2022

WGA shares Governors’ perspectives on mining with House Natural Resources...

Published on May 09, 2022
The Western Governors’ Association submitted several policy resolutions to the record of the House Natural Resource Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral ...
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Economic Development

WGA shares Governors’ perspectives on mining with House Natural Resources...

Published on May 09, 2022

WGA supports new tools for critical mineral and energy development with Sen...

Published on March 29, 2022
This week, the Western Governors’ Association urged the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to address barriers to the supply chain for critical minerals. T...
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Economic Development

WGA supports new tools for critical mineral and energy development with Sen...

Published on March 29, 2022

Western Governors applaud Senate introduction of bipartisan bill to encoura...

Published on March 17, 2022
In a letter to the Senate, Western Governors applauded the introduction and bipartisan support of the Good Samaritan Remediation of Abandoned Hardrock Mines Act, which provide...
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Environmental Management

Western Governors applaud Senate introduction of bipartisan bill to encoura...

Published on March 17, 2022

WGA call on the House to fund land management projects in partnership with ...

Published on March 10, 2022
The Western Governors’ Association submitted testimony to the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies relating ...
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Economic Development

WGA call on the House to fund land management projects in partnership with ...

Published on March 10, 2022

Western Governors deliver 2022 State of the State Addresses

Published on January 14, 2022
Several Western Governors are delivering State of the State addresses in 2022. Below is a roundup of the speeches delivered so far; the word cloud above represents common issu...
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Economic Development

Western Governors deliver 2022 State of the State Addresses

Published on January 14, 2022

Executive Director’s Notebook: ‘Top Ten List’ of Western Governors’...

Published on December 30, 2021
Despite the challenges of a global pandemic, catastrophic natural disasters and civil discord, Western Governors had a banner year in 2021, working on a bipartisan basis to ad...
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Agriculture

Executive Director’s Notebook: ‘Top Ten List’ of Western Governors’...

Published on December 30, 2021

WATCH: Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy highlights the importance of sustainable r...

Published on November 03, 2021
Gov. Mike Dunleavy emphasized the importance of sustainable resource development in opening remarks at the Alaska workshop for the 'Working Lands, Working Communities...
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Economic Development

WATCH: Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy highlights the importance of sustainable r...

Published on November 03, 2021

WGA advocates for a National Minerals Policy in outreach to Senate

Published on October 05, 2021
The Western Governors’ Association submitted WGA policy resolutions Cleaning Up Abandoned Hardrock Mines in the West and National Minerals Policy for...
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Environmental Management

WGA advocates for a National Minerals Policy in outreach to Senate

Published on October 05, 2021

WGA 2021 Annual Report highlights policy work of the Western Governors on b...

Published on August 03, 2021
The Western Governors' Association 2021 Annual Report highlights the past year’s policy work of the Western Governors on topics such as broadband connectivity, workf...
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Economic Development

WGA 2021 Annual Report highlights policy work of the Western Governors on b...

Published on August 03, 2021

WGA urges creation of National Minerals Policy to incentivize mineral explo...

Published on July 28, 2021
The Western Governors’ Association emphasized the need for Congress, in consultation with the states, to develop a National Minerals Policy in outreach to the House Subc...
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Mining

WGA urges creation of National Minerals Policy to incentivize mineral explo...

Published on July 28, 2021

Western Governors’ Association 2021 Annual Report

Published on July 28, 2021
The Western Governors' Association 2021 Annual Report highlights the past year’s policy work of the Western Governors on topics such as broadband connectivity, workf...
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Agriculture

Western Governors’ Association 2021 Annual Report

Published on July 28, 2021

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