Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has been appointed vice chair of the National Governors Association’s Natural Resources Committee.
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency promoted proposed clean power plant rules to Western governors Tuesday.
President Barack Obama on Monday encouraged a group of governors to support a plan to pay for wildfire suppression, and the proposal got a positive reception from the 10 leaders gathered for an annual summit.
Ten Western governors are meeting this week in Colorado Springs to discuss issues including the drought and the environment.
Leaders from around the West convened a two-day meeting on Wednesday in Las Vegas to discuss land use, wildfires and environmental conservation.
Utah National Guard helicopters and personnel no longer are headed to Colorado to help fight wildfires this weekend, but they remain ready to mobilize if needed, the governor said late Friday.
Wyoming and Utah are sending resources to Colorado to help with the wildfires burning in the state.