McConnell Statement on President Obama's Latest Attack on Coal

LOUISVILLE, KY – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement today regarding the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) announcement on federal coal leasing:

“At a time when Americans are calling on the Obama Administration to protect our nation and strengthen the Middle Class, the Administration is again making clear that its priorities are elsewhere. Today’s announcement to halt federal coal leasing represents just the latest front in an ideological War on Coal that has contributed to devastation in communities in Eastern Kentucky and to the loss of thousands of jobs across the commonwealth. No wonder more than 70% of Americans want to see the next President take a different approach from the current one. Americans want this Administration to focus on building opportunity for them, not advancing some regressive war that attacks Middle Class jobs and punishes the poor.”


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