Wyoming State Treasurer Curtis E. Meier on Tuesday sent letters to President Donald J. Trump and other key officials asking them to advance “stable and secure” domestic uranium mining.
Meier noted that Wyoming is home to the largest uranium mining operations in the United States and that the industry is vital for the nation and for the economic well-being of our communities. The state treasurer, however, noted that the number of Wyomingites employed by the uranium industry today is less than half of the number employed in 2013. Meier said helping Wyoming’s uranium companies to continue their operations is important to the state and the nation as a whole.
Fremont County is home to the Gas Hills and Green Mountain uranium deposits Southeast of Riverton and in the Jeffrey City area.