Washington – Earlier today, Wyoming Congresswoman and House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) joined her fellow colleagues on the Coal Caucus to meet with Steven Winberg, the Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy. 

This meeting followed the announcement that the Department of Energy is working with the University of Wyoming on new technologies for our coal industry. Rep. Cheney issued the following statement about the meeting and announcement:

“It was great to meet with Assistant Secretary Winberg this morning to discuss coal production across the country, and specifically in Wyoming. Thanks to policies implemented by the Trump Administration, domestic energy development has increased, and we have fought to reverse many of the devastating impacts of President Obama’s war on fossil fuels.

“I’m also very pleased about the latest announcements that the Department of Energy will be working with the University of Wyoming to develop new and innovative ways to build on our successful energy record and expand opportunities even further. I’m looking forward to continuing to work with Assistant Secretary Winberg on improving opportunities for domestic energy development in Wyoming and thank President Trump for continuing to fight for the best interest of our state.”