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.
Neither Cheney, Enzi nor Barrasso have backed measures that would let Kemmerer miners and retirees keep health insurance benefits after coal bankruptcy.
In a statement to WyoFile, Mead said now was the time for a congressional immigration fix.
To protest an insensitive comment by U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, residents around Wyoming celebrated diversity with Live and Let Tutu day April 28.