Rep. Chris Stewart’s Statement on BLM’s Coal Lease Announcement

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced it had signed a new Record of Decision (ROD), paving the way for a new coal lease in Sevier County.

“Today’s announcement is welcome news for central Utah’s rural communities, as coal production will preserve thousands of high paying jobs. I’m pleased that the BLM has recognized the importance of diverse energy sources and I’m committed to fighting for sustainable energy sources that are good for both rural Utah and our energy independence.”