"There are many details that need to be worked out on this proposal, but I want Wyoming to maintain a position of leadership when it comes to carbon research," Mead said in a release.
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"What he also says is we do have a responsibility to always do things better," Mead spokesman Renny MacKay said Thursday. "The coal industry has to be profitable if it's going to invest in the research and development of new technologies."
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