Gillette Mayor hopes Seattle event leads to more coal exports - KOTA Territory News

Gillette Mayor hopes Seattle event leads to more coal exports


Gillette city leaders hope an upcoming conference will lead to shipping more Powder River Basin coal to Asia from Pacific Northwest ports.

Gillette Mayor Tom Murphy will head to Seattle next week for the National League of Cities Fall Conference.

Murphy says he will spend some time with municipal leaders from Washington State discussing coal production and what it would take to open new northwest ports for shipment to Asian markets.

There are worries that transporting the coal by train from Wyoming to Washington State would hurt the environment and Murphy hopes to address those.

"It is our intent to invite these people and pay for their trip to come to Northeast Wyoming and see that the two biggest industries in the State of Wyoming, tourism and energy development, coexist side-by-side," said Murphy.

The conference starts Tuesday and runs through the rest of the week.

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