First Lady Nancy and Gov. Dave Freudenthal to visit Australia
by Governor Freudenthal media release
March 9, 2010
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – First Lady Nancy and Gov. Dave Freudenthal will visit Queensland, Australia, next week to study coal issues in the region, which shares several economic similarities with Wyoming.
The Freudenthals will be joined by Rob Hurless, Energy and Telecommunication Advisor to the Governor. They will depart via commercial airline Saturday, March 13 and return Saturday, March 20.
Secretary of State Max Maxfield will be Acting Governor while the Freudenthals are overseas.
The trip, sponsored by the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources, will give the Governor a chance to meet with policymakers, academics and industry representatives who are working with similar coal-focused issues as are important in Wyoming.
Like Wyoming, Queensland is a coal exporter and is beginning to develop coal bed methane extraction similar to resources found in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin. The Governor will discuss topics of mutual interest between the state and province.