Air standards on agenda at Wyoming energy summit

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Casper, WY (AP) - Representatives from the state of Wyoming and the utility and mining industries say that what are expected to be new limits on carbon dioxide emissions could hurt the economy.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported ( ) that a two-day energy conference that opened Monday, sponsored by Gov. Matt Mead and the Wyoming Business Report, included panels on oil and uranium. But in a state that collects $1.2 billion in biannual coal revenues, much of the early discussion focused on concern about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new emissions standards for existing coal-fired power plants, which are expected to be released June 2.

KCWY-TV reported that Mead says Wyoming's own plans for protecting the environment are better than those of the EPA.

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