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Whitfield Responds to Administration’s Coal Plan


01.15.16

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) today issued the following statement after the administration announced a plan to reform the way coal is leased and managed on federal lands.

“Once again the administration is circumventing Congress, the voice of the American people, to launch another unilateral attack on coal. We cannot support climate ‘solutions’ that would result in new taxes or mandates, drive up energy prices, threaten jobs and harm the most vulnerable in society – all of which undermine our communities and our ability to confront future risks,” said Whitfield. “We will continue to fight to ensure our policies promote access to affordable, reliable energy that allows our communities to grow economically, to adapt to changes and to be resilient, both now and in the future.” 

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