Snyder named co-chair of Legislative Coal Caucus

HARRISBURG, April 23 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, has been named co-chair of the Legislative Coal Caucus, a bipartisan, bicameral caucus focused on supporting and enhancing Pennsylvania’s coal mining industry.

“Coal has – and remains – a vital part of my district, and I am honored to have been named to serve on this caucus,” Snyder said. “With the 50th District home to the Bailey Mine Complex, considered one of the largest coal mines in North America, I am honored to play a role in helping my colleagues understand the significant role this industry plays in our state, including its significant economic impacts to our communities and our businesses.”

Pennsylvania is considered the third largest coal producing state in the country, with over 48 million tons produced in 2018 and accounted for 20% of the power generated in Pennsylvania that same year.

Snyder will join fellow state Rep. Carl Metzgar, R-Bedford/Somerset, and state Sens. John Yudichak, D-Carbon/Luzerne/Monroe, and Gene Yaw, R-Bradford/Lycoming/Sullivan/ Susquehanna/Union, in serving on the caucus.