03.10.16

Daines Statement on Arch Coal’s Announcement to Suspend Efforts to Obtain Otter Creek Mining Permit

U.S. SENATE — Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement in response to Arch Coal, Inc.'s announcement that it will suspend efforts to obtain a mining permit for the Otter Creek coal reserves near Ashland, Montana: 

“Arch Coal's suspension of its pursuit of a permit for the Otter Creek Mine is a devastating loss for Montana's economy and schools – for jobs, tax revenues and made-in-Montana energy. This decision is an unfortunate repercussion of President Obama's all-fronts assault on domestic energy production. I'll continue to do everything I can to support Montana's coal industry and defend the jobs and livelihoods that depend on it.”

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