Wyoming Congresswoman and House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) invited Rep. Bruce Westerman, the top Republican on the House Natural Resources Committee, took time to visit Wyoming and meet with energy stakeholders and tour key energy sites across the state yesterday.
According to a press release, Cheney and Westerman began the day in Gillette, with a tour of the Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC). The ITC is a facility that specializes in testing carbon capture with a goal to enable clean, environmentally-efficient coal production that boosts the economy and provides reliable and affordable American energy.
In an exclusive interview with Sheridan Media, while returning from the tour, Cheney spoke on the importance of showing Westerman what’s happening on the ground here in Wyoming.
During the subsequent energy roundtable, Cheney and Westerman heard from stakeholders from several rare earth mineral mining industries, individuals who work on carbon capture, oil and gas producers and Campbell County Commissioners about energy issues, what they see as the dangers posed by the Biden Administration policies to their industries and what Congress can do to support those respective industries.
Cheney and Westerman then toured the Rawhide Mine and reclaimed mine land in the area. They concluded the day with visits to Devil’s Tower National Monument and Devil’s Tower Forest Products, located in the Black Hills National Forest, to talk about what Cheney’s office calls “the damaging effects of the Biden administration’s forestry mismanagement.”