Statement by Wyoming state Rep. Lynn Hutchings at Western Conservative Summit

Wyoming state Rep. Lynn Hutchings spoke on stage at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver on July 27, 2013, prior to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Here were her prepared remarks…

The case for coal

(Centennial Fellow) In my lifetime, I have had the good luck to visit the Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower, the Palace of Versailles, Westminster Abbey, the Vatican and, just recently, the Campbell County Recreation Center in Gillette, Wyo. It’s a $55 million exercise castle in a 33,000-population city reached after driving miles through flat, brown, empty plains with relatively few signs of human presence.