CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Mining Association is holding its annual convention this week in Sheridan.

The convention is scheduled to begin Wednesday and run through Friday.

Featured speakers include Gov. Matt Mead, former Gov. Dave Freudenthal and Eugene Trisko of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Energy.

The agenda program will also include a panel discussion on the impacts of sage grouse regulation on industry and the state.

The Wyoming Mining Association represents and advocates for 40 mining companies producing bentonite, coal, trona and uranium, as well as companies exploring for gold and rare earth minerals.