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New Senate Report: Obama Administration Killing Jobs, Threatening Energy Security
January 14, 2010

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Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797

David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642

New Senate Report: Obama Administration Killing Jobs, Threatening Energy Security

"The case of the Mingo Logan Spruce No. 1 mine in West Virginia exemplifies the Administration's opposition to coal mining and demonstrates their failure to appreciate the economic hardship their policies bring to Appalachia."

Link to Senate Report

WASHINGTON, DC - Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, today released a new Senate Report by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Republican staff detailing the Obama Administration's actions to obstruct, delay, and ultimately halt surface coal mining operations in Appalachia.

"Since President Obama took office, the Obama Administration has taken several actions to obstruct, delay, and ultimately halt surface coal mining operations in Appalachia," Senator Inhofe said. "Unfortunately, such action by the Obama administration will destroy jobs in the Appalachian region and threaten our nation's energy security.

"The case of the Mingo Logan Spruce No. 1 mine in West Virginia exemplifies the Administration's opposition to coal mining and demonstrates their failure to appreciate the economic hardship their policies bring to Appalachia. This Senate report released by my committee staff details how the EPA halted a major operation that would bring jobs and economic growth in West Virginia.  In doing so, it quite plainly acted without transparency by failing to properly inform West Virginia officials, or take their concerns into consideration before taking such a drastic step."

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