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Editor: 

Uranium plays a vital role for America on both the national security and energy fronts, as well as for the state of Wyoming, the country’s leading domestic producer. In his time representing Wyoming in the United States Senate, John Barrasso has proven to be a determined and effective advocate for Wyoming’s uranium producers.

The Department of Commerce recently announced its decision to initiate an investigation under Section 232 of the 1962 Trade Expansion Act into whether uranium imports from countries such as Russia and Kazakhstan are harming national security and undermining U.S. producers. Senator Barrasso, in his position as Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, was instrumental in making this happen.

He has worked tirelessly to even the playing field for the domestic uranium mining industry with regards to the Department of Energy’s uranium bartering program over the last decade. Through his leadership in the Senate, Senator Barrasso was able to bring a halt to this practice while he continues to forge an equitable long-term solution.

And of course, Senator Barrasso has been a key ally in the ongoing efforts to deal with the over-regulation that has placed such a great and unnecessary burden on the Wyoming uranium industry in recent years.

A healthy uranium industry means jobs and revenue for our state, and John Barrasso understands this. He works hard, delivers results and remains a strong voice for us in Washington, D.C.

PAUL GORANSON, chief operating officer, Energy Fuels Resources (USA) Inc., Casper

JOHN CASH, vice president, Ur-Energy Inc., Casper

GLEN CATCHPOLE, chairman of the board of directors, Azarga Uranium Corp., Casper

TRAVIS DETI, executive director, Wyoming Mining Association, Cheyenne

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