UW launches center on law and energy resources

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- The University of Wyoming is launching its new Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies.

Robert Nordhaus, one of the nation's leading experts on energy law and policy, is scheduled to be the inaugural speaker Thursday evening.

UW says the Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies provides a focal point for the many energy and natural resources activities at the UW College of Law. It offers an interdisciplinary approach for exploring the legal, social, economic, technological and political realities that affect energy and natural resources policy.

Officials say the center will be a leader in addressing the region's most pressing energy law and policy problems.