Announcement Date: October 4, 2017

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Interior Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt both spoke during day two of the National Mining Association’s board of directors meeting at Trump International Hotel – Washington, D.C. Secretary Perry’s remarks included a reference to the Trump administration’s position on coal. “Clearly, the president wants to revive, not revile, this vital resource,” Perry said. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and John Barrasso (R-WY) also spoke at the event.