U.S. Chamber Responds to President Obama's Latest Assault on Coal

Press Release
January 15, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C.— In response to the Obama administration’s announcement today that it will be halting all coal leases on federal lands, Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy issued the following statement:

“Another day, another front on the war on coal from this administration. At this point, it is obvious that the President and his administration won’t be satisfied until coal is completely eradicated from our energy mix. Their foolish crusade takes away one of America’s greatest strengths—our diverse mix of energy sources.  If the President wants electricity rates to skyrocket—as he once said he did—he’s on the right path.”

The mission of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy is to unify policymakers, regulators, business leaders, and the American public behind a common sense energy strategy to help keep America secure, prosperous, and clean. Through policy development, education, and advocacy, the Institute is building support for meaningful action at the local, state, national, and international levels.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.