At the Dry Fork Station dedication on Aug. 11 near Gillette, WY, Tom Murphy, mayor of Gillette, said two of the state’s biggest industries—tourism and energy development—can live side-by-side.
“This plant provides jobs for hard-working Americans. Producing electricity takes hard work and coal helps make this country great. The last thing this country needs is expensive electricity,” he said.
Murphy said it’s nice to see a plant that is “made in America.”
Also during his remarks, he held up a t-shirt designed by local high schoolers. The punch line of the joke on the t-shirt got thunderous applause. Watch the video to see it.