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Congressman Scott Tipton

Representing the 3rd District of Colorado

Tipton Blasts Administration’s Coal Leasing Announcement

January 15, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) issued the following statement on the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) announced moratorium on federal coal leasing.  

“This irresponsible, politically motivated decision jeopardizes America’s energy future. Once more the President is picking winners and losers, choosing his ideology over the working class communities and hardworking Americans that make an affordable and reliable energy supply for the nation possible. We need to look no further than communities in Colorado, like Craig and Delta, that have seen firsthand the devastating toll the President's misguided energy policies have had on the economy.

“This decision reeks of contempt for rural America and for the most vulnerable Americans who will suffer as electricity prices increase and the reliability in the grid decreases. We will continue to fight to protect Americans from the President’s war on affordable energy.”