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Wyoming brings out the big guns for coal hearing

Surface coal mine in Gillette, Campbell County, Wyoming By Greg Goebel from Loveland CO, USA (Yiscm_3b  Uploaded by PDTillman) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Surface coal mine in Gillette, Campbell County, Wyoming By Greg Goebel from Loveland CO, USA (Yiscm_3b Uploaded by PDTillman) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Wyoming brought out the big guns for Thursday's hearing in Gillette on whether to charge coal companies more to mine on federal lands.

Gov. Matt Mead and all three members of the state's congressional testified that the federal government itself is crippling the coal industry through environmental regulations.

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