Lummis Issues Statement on Black Butte Coal Company Layoffs

November 29, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) issued the following statement in response to the Black Butte Coal Company layoffs.

“Today, we are unfortunately witnessing the tragic reality of President Biden’s Green New Deal agenda and my heart breaks for the 19 Black Butte Coal Company employees losing their jobs. Their hard work keeps the lights and heat on in Wyoming during frigid winter nights and they deserve our gratitude,” said Lummis. “Seeing good people lose their jobs is tragic but what makes this situation particularly painful is the fact that it is a direct result of the Biden administration’s war on domestic energy production, and coal in particular. America needs coal, as evidenced by the fact it is the 3rd-largest energy source for the country’s grid, and Wyoming needs coal miners. My team is ready to help these workers and their families in any way we can.”