Latest mine closure announcement should motivate state’s federal delegation to fight for protections of those left behind by coal industry, Dodson writes.
U.S. Sens. Enzi, Barrasso opposed the bill that would permanently fund a program that brought $132 million in federal investment to Wyoming over 55 years. Cheney has a record of skepticism regarding the program.
As coal fans cheer Trump’s replacement for the Clean Power Plan, data show declines predicted from Obama’s proposal came true even without his regulation.
Neither Cheney, Enzi nor Barrasso have backed measures that would let Kemmerer miners and retirees keep health insurance benefits after coal bankruptcy.
Kids who take a stand for their beliefs deserve our admiration, and our thanks.