Drought is focus of governors meeting

The cracked-dry bed of the Almaden Reservoir is seen on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
The cracked-dry bed of the Almaden Reservoir is seen on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Ten Western governors are meeting this week in Colorado Springs to discuss issues including the drought and the environment.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval are hosting the meeting which starts Monday. Environmental Protection Agency Gina McCarthy is scheduled to speak to the governors on Tuesday, a week after announcing big cuts in pollution produced by the country’s power plants.

The other governors attending are Jan Brewer of Arizona, Butch Otter of Idaho, Sam Brownback of Kansas, Steve Bullock of Montana, Jack Dalrymple of North Dakota, Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota, Gary Herbert of Utah and Matt Mead from Wyoming.

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