Wyo leaders pitch coal power to California

GILLETTE (AP) — Wyoming political leaders and California’s top electrical utilities regulator expressed hope that the two states could work together on using Wyoming coal to help meet California’s growing power demands.

Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal and the leaders of the state House and Senate flew to Los Angeles on Friday to meet with members of the California Public Utilities Commission and the executives of two major utilities.

“We had a very positive conversation discussing the various interests and needs of the two states,” Michael Peevey, president of the California Public Utilities Commission, said Monday.

Wyoming is the nation’s top coal-producing state. The delegation sought assurances that California would use electricity from power plants fueled by Wyoming coal, provided that those plants meet California’s carbon dioxide emissions standards.

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