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Barrasso Opposes Obama Plan to Lock Up Oil Shale in the West


Location: Washington, DC

Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) spoke out against the Obama Administration's decision to move forward with a final plan to vastly reduce the acreage available for oil shale development in Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah.

"After promising repeatedly during the campaign to support all of the above energy development, the Obama Administration has just done the exact opposite.

"This plan will discourage job creation and lock up American energy in the West.

"The Obama Administration should cancel this plan and work with Congress and Governors on solutions that will create jobs and strengthen our energy security."

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