The Northeast Wyoming Municipal Leaders, or NEWY, will give a tour of Northeast Wyoming for lawmakers from Washington, D.C. later this summer to showcase both the energy and tourism industries.
The plan came together at the NEWY meeting in June, and will be happening in August, according to a media release from Buffalo Councilman Bruce Hepp.
Buffalo Chamber of Commerce Director Angela Jarvis, like her counterparts in other towns in this corner of the state, is busy helping to coordinate the upcoming visits. She explains why NEWY feels the visits are important.
In addition to showing how important the industries are to Wyoming, they also want to show the lawmakers how responsible the energy industry can be in reclamation after mineral extraction and how through careful management, the energy industry can refrain from destroying the environment, she said.
The lawmakers will tour Sheridan, Buffalo, and Gillette and will attend the grand opening of the coal-fired Dry Fork Electric Power Plant August 11.
Councilman Hepp explained the checks that the city contributed to the trips at the last Buffalo City Council meeting.
The Congressional Delegation will be in Northeast Wyoming August 9 through 12.