CHEYENNE – In the first six months of 2009, Gov. Dave Freudenthal used state-owned aircraft to meet with local government officials across Wyoming and to attend meetings in Washington D.C. to discuss energy development, transmission and wildlife issues with members of Congress and the incoming administration. The cost for these trips to this point, total $60,004.59.
Today the Governor released an inventory of the trips for which he used state planes so far this year. He releases a similar inventory regularly.
“It is critical that the people of Wyoming know what their governor is doing,” Freudenthal said. “We release this inventory of state plane trips on a regular basis to fulfill the commitment I made to be open in my activities and to be an active participant in events and activities going on across the state.”
The Governor’s out of state travel included meetings in Washington D.C., Denver, and Pittsburgh, Penn. His travel within Wyoming included a two-day visit with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson who joined the Governor in touring a wind farm near Cheyenne, a coal mine near Gillette and a natural gas field near Pinedale.