At the July 29th Gillette City Councils workshop session, the council met with “Friends of Coal”. Dave Moss, vice president of the Kentucky Coal Association, says “Friends of Coal” has over forty thousand members. He and Judy Colgan, Rocky Mountain Coal Mine Institute Executive Director, have been traveling the nation spreading the “Friends of Coal” message. They will be providing a lot of that information in Campbell County today.
“Its good to be in Coal Country. I know a lot of you guys in the room are pro coal, already “Friends of Coal”, but this will be something done over the next year or so trying to organize trying to get people under this larger umbrella.”---Moss
Moss says one of the main goals of the “Friends of Coal” is to educate the public on how they can help fight back against the war on coal. Colgan says you can check them out on the Internet including http://www.friendsofcoalwest.org/
“Its Friendsofcoalwest.org, and we will send information out.Our point is to try to build it in the west, not to be separate necessarily from Kentucky and West Virginia, but like Dave said we operate differently out here, we have different areas of support. The EPA has really started to make some bigger regulations here in Wyoming---Colgan