Senator Steve Daines today, April 27, urged Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to tour Colstrip and the Crow Reservation during her upcoming travel to Montana.

“Secretary Jewell needs to hear directly from the people impacted by Interior’s actions and come to communities like Colstrip and the Crow Reservation to see what it means for Montana families,” said Daines. “We’ve already seen layoffs in coal communities across our state as a result of the Obama administration’s war on coal. I encourage Secretary Jewell to meet with folks in Colstrip and the Crow tribe to hear directly from them about the impact of her anti-coal regulations on Montana families, tribal members and our state’s economy.”

As of now, Jewell does not plan to travel to towns in Montana that rely on coal for jobs. Daines recently voiced his opposition about Jewell’s decision to exclude Montanans during the proposed review of their moratorium on coal leasing.