Washington – Wyoming Congresswoman and House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney released the following statement following the closure of two coal mines in Campbell County:

“Yesterday’s news is devastating for the individuals and families affected, as well as for our entire state. While the Trump Administration has made great strides in reversing President Obama’s War on Coal, a number of factors, including the far-reaching impact of regulations   that unfairly penalize this industry, are still causing pain in Wyoming. 
 
“Coal from Wyoming’s Powder River Basin is the cleanest in the world and provides power to 27 states. Ensuring the reliability of our electric grid by supporting coal — a crucial baseload power source — is an economic and national security priority. 
 
“I will continue working with the Trump administration, our congressional delegation, Governor Gordon and other state and local officials to support our Wyoming coal industry. I will be traveling to Gillette this week to meet with community leaders and those affected by these closures to ensure we are doing everything possible to help.”