Governor Otter Among Western Governors Discussing Drought
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is playing host to nine Western states governors and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to try and reach a consensus on region-wide issues like the drought.
Sandoval chairs the Western Governors' Association, which is holding its annual meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Lake Tahoe from Wednesday to Friday. The governors, including Idaho's C.L. Butch Otter, will tackle a number of topics throughout the three days, including a newly released report detailing best practices for states to mitigate the effects of drought.
Jewell is scheduled to give a keynote speech and to take questions from the governors on Wednesday. Sandoval will be joined by governors from states such as Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Arizona, and Colorado.