The Western Governors’ Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool (CHAT) is a cooperative effort of 16 Western states to provide the public and industry a high-level overview of “crucial habitat” across the West.
The 10-Year Energy Vision is a set of regional goals and objectives the Governors have agreed should guide energy development, use and energy policy in the West. This report is meant to be a guide and it is not intended to supersede individual state energy plans. The report demonstrates bipartisan cooperation on energy and environmental issues that can serve as a useful basis for a national energy plan.
This report features essays authored by individual Western Governors and Canadian Premiers on different topics on energy. In each essay, the authoring Governor or Premier provides insights gained from their efforts to best serve the priorities of their constituents. The topics range from the importance of coal as a fuel and driver of economic growth for the state of Wyoming to the urgent need for greenhouse gas mitigation and climate change policy for the state of California.
Western energy resources are vast and diverse. To inform the development and implementation of the 10-Year Energy Vision, this report provides a factual account of energy resources and issues in the West. The central feature is a thorough overview of energy resource reserves and extraction, the infrastructure used to transport electricity and energy commodities, and the utilization of energy resources and technologies in the region. The book also discusses the importance of energy literacy and the potential of several promising energy technologies currently on the horizon.
Our Annual Report examines the issues -- forest management, invasive species, energy transmission, endangered species -- that faced Western Governors during the past year and how WGA worked to help resolve those issues. In addition, you'll learn more about how WGA operates, including our fiscal year financial report.