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Rep. Stewart Reacts to Obama's Announcement to Halt New Coal Leases

Washington, DC, January 15, 2016
Today, the Obama administration announced that it is freezing all new coal production on public lands, leading to significantly increased energy costs, lost jobs and a decrease in energy production. Following the announcement, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement:

Today, the Obama administration announced that it is freezing all new coal production on public lands, leading to significantly increased energy costs, lost jobs and a decrease in energy production. Following the announcement, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement:

“This announcement is absurd. It is liberal fantasyland at its worst and I will fight it every way I can.” 

“Everyday, I work for policies that increase energy production, create new jobs and decrease our energy bills. This president is trying to do just the opposite.”

“This week in the State of the Union Address, Obama asked why politics has become so divided. He is the reason. His administration has run off the rails in pursuit of his own vision of liberal justice.”

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