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Claims about mining rules meet skepticism in Wyo.

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Proposed regulations that would eliminate thousands of coal mining jobs in the East are being criticized in Wyoming even as the federal government predicts the rules would create hundreds of jobs out West.

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Given how nearly half of the nation's electricity comes from coal, the regulations would harm the nation's energy supply, Gov. Matt Mead said.

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