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Former Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal Receives Cornerstone Award from Basin Electric Power Cooperative

Washington, D.C. – November 28, 2011: Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that former Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal, a senior counsel in the firm’s Environment & Natural Resources Group, received the prestigious “Cornerstone Award” from Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric). The award was presented to Freudenthal on November 9 as part of Basin Electric’s annual meeting at the Bismarck Ramkota Hotel, in Bismark, N.D. This honor comes on the heels of the former governor’s recent recognition by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar with a 2011 "Partners in Conservation Award” for his work advancing important conservation initiatives in the state of Wyoming.

Basin Electric is one of the largest electric generation and transmission cooperatives in the United States and is a parent company of eight subsidiaries. The Cornerstone Award is Basin Electric's highest award. It honors an individual whose leadership and outstanding service to electric cooperatives has been a "cornerstone" for Basin Electric, its member systems, and the rural Americans they serve.

Freudenthal served two terms as Wyoming's 31st Governor before joining Crowell & Moring’s Environment & Natural Resources Practice. By the end of his tenure, Wyoming was ranked as the “Best Run State in America” by 24/7 Wall St. Under Freudenthal’s leadership, the state was the first to adopt meaningful regulation of hydraulic fracturing, and it was a leader in establishing a legal framework for carbon capture and sequestration. Freudenthal’s leadership on natural resource development issues led to his service as Chairman of the Western Governors Association and Chairman of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission.

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with nearly 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, Anchorage, London, and Brussels.


Christine Elfmann
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