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Rep. Rogers' Statement: Trump’s Executive Order on Energy is a Win for Kentucky Coal

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers (KY-05) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s Executive Order “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth,” which will reverse President Obama’s job-killing agenda in the energy sector. 

“For generations, the people of southern and eastern Kentucky and coalfields across the country, worked hard to produce the coal that fueled affordable American energy. Unfortunately, President Obama wanted to keep coal in the ground and ignore one of our greatest energy resources, sending thousands of coal miners to unemployment lines and shuttering hundreds of coal-fired power plants nationwide. President Trump’s executive order is a declaration that the War on Coal is over and it’s time to generate energy in the coalfields once again.”

Yesterday, Congressman Rogers and Senator McConnell filed the bipartisan RECLAIM Act of 2017 in the U.S. House and Senate to accelerate $1 billion in available funding in the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund over the next five years to revitalize coal communities hit hardest by the downturn of the coal industry. To read more about the RECLAIM Act, visit