Casey Statement on Planned Closure of Cumberland Mine

For Immediate Release

March 28, 2024



Natalie Adams: 202-228-3789


Casey Statement on Planned Closure of Cumberland Mine


Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on reports from the community that Iron Senergy is planning to close the Cumberland Mine in Greene County, PA:


“Cumberland Mine is not just a highly productive site, but the last unionized bituminous coal mine in Pennsylvania, providing good paying jobs for more than 550 union workers in Greene County. Iron Senergy’s decision to close the mine would be a devastating blow to the miners, their families, and the economy of the surrounding communities. It would also be a cynical attempt by the company to intimidate and undermine the United Mine Workers of America, one of the most vital unions in our Commonwealth and our Nation. I am calling on the company to work with the union to safely reopen the mine. I will continue to fight alongside the union, state and local officials, the mine workers, and their families and communities to prevent this closure and protect union jobs, which is in the best interest of our Nation.”


Since learning about Iron Senergy’s plans to close the plant, Senator Casey has been in close touch with the United Mine Workers of America leadership. He has also reached out to Iron Senergy and has yet to receive a response.