Lamborn Joins Secretary Zinke to Promote Energy Development on Public Lands

March 29, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Lamborn released the following statement in response to Secretarial Orders from the Department of Interior:

"Just yesterday, the President signed an Executive Order that helps create American jobs and increase energy production. Today, the Department of the Interior took this Executive Order one step further by reviewing Obama-era environmental policies and lifting the Federal Coal Moratorium on our public lands. Around 40% of coal production occurs on public lands. We don't need stifling restrictions—we need more responsible and efficient coal production to help get people back to work and our economy back on track. I was pleased to join Secretary Zinke on this historic occasion, and I look forward to working with the Department of the Interior in the future."  

- Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05)