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Wyoming delegation supports Trump coal plant rule

June 19, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s Republican congressional delegation cheered the Trump administration’s move to roll back federal rules on coal-fired power plants.

U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi says the new rules replace an Obama-era Clean Power Plan designed to put coal out of business.

Enzi says the new rules will help empower states and provide needed flexibility to move toward better energy production without causing economic harm.

Rep. Liz Cheney says the new rule recognizes the need for proven sources of energy that keep the lights on in Wyoming and the country in stark contrast to proposals like the Green New Deal.

Sen. John Barrasso says the new rule lowers emissions and reverses rules that would have increased energy costs for families in Wyoming and across the country.

Wyoming is the nation’s leading coal-producing state.

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