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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Gov. signs resolution asking for wind and solar revenue

Legislation regulating food, property rights also signed into law


March 3, 2017

CHEYENNE – Governor Matt Mead signed a number of bills into law on Wednesday, including a joint resolution requesting 50 percent of royalties from the federal government on any revenue created in Wyoming by federal wind or solar powering producing developments on federal land.

Joint Resolution No. 1 references the current federal practice of paying the state 50 percent of royalties and rents in connection with fossil fuels and geothermal energy produced in the state, and argues that the same should apply to wind and solar power. The resolution was sent to Congress for consideration by the...

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