WMA Statement on Clean Power Plan Repeal

Wyoming Mining Association Statement on Clean Power Plan Repeal

CHEYENNE – Wyoming Mining Association (WMA) executive director Travis Deti released the following statement regarding the proposed replacement of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP).

“At first glance, the CPP replacement proposal is definitely a step in a much better direction in increasing both regulatory and investment certainty,” said WMA Executive Director Travis Deti.  “We are particularly pleased that states will have a greater regulatory role.  As the process moves forward, the replacement rule must be legally sound and recognize the role that coal plays in providing reliable and affordable electricity.  It must also recognize and promote investments in technology and environmental upgrades of power plants.”

The Wyoming Mining Association (WMA) is a statewide trade organization that represents and advocates for 26 mining company members producing bentonite, coal, trona and uranium.  WMA also represents 120 associate member companies, one railroad, two electricity co-ops, and 200 individual members.

Wyoming leads the nation in coal production, mining over 315 million tons in 2017.