Fossil Fuels

The controversy of climate change affects our families in Campbell County. Coal=Jobs. The fact of the matter is that man-made climate change is not settled science. Instead, it is hotly disputed by reputable and educated men and women….

Our mines are first class and reclamation is second to none. Our air is pristine and wildlife flourishes. Wyoming holds the gold standard when it comes to mining and drilling. Despite this, Obama wants to kill our fossil fuel industries. These industries have created thousands of jobs. I have worked to combat federal overreach (link to, and support grassroots organizations like Friends of Coal. I am also a supporter of the Wyoming Integratated Test Center (

In partnership with the Carbon XPrize (, the goal is to make carbon dioxide a viable product instead of a liability. I believe in using the resources we have today in a sustainable way, and taking care of our land for future generations. (

  • To replace a 200-megawatt coal-fired plant with wind you give up the availability and then need to site 200, 1-MW wind turbines. In North Dakota you have to replace over 4,000 MW of coal generation. In whose backyard would you like to put those? Coal power turns your TV on and lights at 3 a.m. because you can’t sleep worrying about greenhouse gas that plants breathe. And it keeps your ice cream bar frozen to settle your stomach. — The Bismark Tribune

To make earth cleaner, greener and safer, which energy sources should humanity rely on? Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress explains how modern societies have cleaned up our water, air and streets using the very energy sources you may not have expected–oil, coal and natural gas.