CHEYENNE, Wyo. — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt will visit Wyoming’s main coal producing region later this month.

Wyoming Republican U.S. Sen. John Barrasso says Pruitt’s visit on March 29 will be an opportunity to showcase the state’s world-class coal operations and cutting-edge energy research.

Pruitt’s visit will highlight Wyoming’s coal-mining operations, as well as the state’s commitment to reclamation and environmental stewardship.

Wyoming is the nation’s leading producer of coal, accounting for about 40 percent of America’s total coal production.