President Obama is missing an important opportunity to protect jobs that rely on Montana’s traditional energy industries.
The President recently proposed new rules for coal-fired power plants. As I travel around Montana, I hear from anglers, farmers and ranchers that our changing climate is impacting their industries and I hear from Montanans concerned that these proposed rules will impact Montana jobs.
I am deeply concerned that President Obama has failed to seize the opportunities for new and better coal technology. Whether we like it or not, coal is and will be part of our energy future for years to come. That means we have a ripe opportunity-and a responsibility-to lead the world in new and better coal technology, creating good-paying jobs in the process.