“Coal Highlighted on the Hill”
by U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis
Once again coal was the topic de jour. But in a wonderful change of pace, it was coal’s merits finally being highlighted. Tuesday’s focus in the House Natural Resources Committee, of which I’m a member, was Powder River Basin Coal, how it benefits the state of Wyoming and the hurdles it faces in the future.
I was happy to welcome Chairman of the Campbell County Commissioners Dan Coolidge, to the committee who shared the many benefits Campbell County residents and citizens nationwide gained from a healthy coal industry. The hearing was also helpful in debunking the trumped-up Inspector General (IG) report about coal leasing. Tax payers are getting a fair return on coal, a fact the IG affirmed.
Coal is essential to our country. It is the key to affordable and safe electricity for millions of citizens across this nation. It is the reason we don’t have to second guess charging our phones and our milk stays fresh. We all benefit from coal, none more evident than residents in Wyoming. I’m so glad my colleagues had the opportunity to hear the benefits of this mineral, so they have the chance to make better, more informed decisions.
If you have any more questions or comments on coal or this week’s hearing, don’t hesitate to let me know. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis
For complete page view and to watch that week’s Cattle Call follow the link provided below.
Additional information about the focusing efforts on the Powder River Basin Coal mine follow the link below.
“House Natural Resources Committee holds hearing on the benefits and challenges of mining Wyoming’s vast coal resource.”