Star Tribune: “Cheney Earns Endorsement from Wyoming Mining Association”

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Liz Cheney launched her bid for Congress seven-and-a-half months ago in Campbell County. She chose the city of Gillette for her announcement because of its status as the energy capital of Wyoming, and because of her dedication to reversing eight years of Barack Obama’s war on our energy and mining industries. Democrats in Washington believe this war is a myth. Wyoming knows better.

In case you missed it, yesterday’s endorsement of Liz Cheney by the Wyoming Mining Association was an incredibly strong statement about Liz’s vision for Wyoming’s future and what she will fight for every day in Congress.

 

From the Casper Star Tribune:

The Wyoming Mining Association is endorsing Republican Liz Cheney for the state’s U.S. House, the trade organization announced Monday.

“The WMA believes Liz Cheney understands the critical issues and challenges facing Wyoming’s mining industry, and that she is the candidate best prepared to be our most effective advocate in Congress,” said Jonathan Downing, the association’s executive director said in a statement.

The association lobbies for mining companies that produce bentonite, coal, trona and uranium, a company planning a rare earth element mine and two railroads that haul the commodities.
Cheney, in the statement, said she was honored by the endorsement.

“As Wyoming’s representative, I look forward to working with WMA to lead the effort to undo the job-killing and unconstitutional federal regulation that is devastating our mining industry,” she said. “I will stand with Wyoming miners and energy producers against those who are leading a national effort to kill our fossil fuel industry. Together we can bring back the jobs, economic growth and innovation that have long been a hallmark of Wyoming’s mining industry.”

With less than two months before the Nov. 8 election, candidates are beginning to rack in endorsements.

The Wyoming Mining Association is a statewide trade organization that represents and advocates for 37 mining company members producing bentonite, coal, trona and uranium, as well as one company in the permitting and development process for a rare earth element mine. WMA also represents 129 associate member companies, two railroads and 180 individual members.