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Reports & Press Coverage

Carbon, Climate and Cooperation











2012 - 2009:



JHCGA Hosts Jincheng Delegation (U.S.-China Initiative Tab)


As part of its coalmine methane project in China, JHCGA invited the chief energy correspondent of the Casper Star-Tribune, Dustin Bleizeffer, to participate in the 2009 Sino-U.S. New Energy Sci-Tech Forum and Conference on Coalmine Recovery and Utilization, held in February 2009 in Jincheng, China. The Star-Tribune is Wyoming's largest newspaper.


Upon Mr. Bleizeffer's return from Jincheng, the Star-Tribune featured Mr. Bleizeffer's articles in three consecutive days of front page coverage. The Star-Tribune also published a full-page editorial, endorsing Wyoming-China cooperation on cleaner coal and JHCGA's leadership in promoting such cooperation. Links to the articles and editorial (last link) follow.




As part of JHCGA's work in fostering global partnerships, JHCGA organized an 18 member Goodwill Mission from Wyoming that visited China's Shanxi province in October 2007. Led by Mark Barron, former mayor of Jackson, and Gene Bryan, chair of the Wyoming Tourism and Travel Board, the group visited Wutai Mountain, China's holiest Buddhist mountain site, and other cultural sites throughout the province. They met with provincial leaders to explore a sister city relationship between Jackson and Wutai Mountain and explored other common interests in cultural exchange, the promotion of tourism, and cultural and historical preservation.




In September, national environmental journalist Todd Wilkinson, accompanied a delegation of officials from the U.S. and JHCGA to attend the U.S.-China Clean Coal Forum in the Chinese city of Taiyuan, located in the province of Shanxi. Sitting in on meetings with Chinese government officials in Beijing, the following are his thoughts: 


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