Obama ‘Wrong’ for ‘Unilateral’ Action on Coal Says Montana Governor
It's something Republicans have been saying for years, but now Democratic Governor Steve Bullock is also accusing President Barack Obama of taking unilateral action and being wrong on coal.
Specifically, Bullock is challenging Obama's moratorium on coal leases on federal lands so a multi-year environmental assessment can take place.
"President Obama is wrong, and once again Montana’s working families are left bearing the brunt of his unilateral action," Bullock said. "Of course American taxpayers should get their fair value from coal leases and of course there should be transparency in the process. But you don’t shut down a program just to tinker with it -- you fix as you go. As this process moves forward, I am going to demand Montana has a seat at the table."
It is unclear what kind of "seat" the Governor's office is pushing for or if the President's office has made any kind of response.