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In advance of President Obama’s announcement later today that his Administration will take unilateral measures regarding power plant emissions, which would lead to increased energy costs and fewer jobs across America, U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) issued the following statement:

“Let’s be clearabout the consequences of what the President wants to do: higher energy costs passed on to consumers across Utah and the country, and fewer jobs at time when three-quarters of the American people are living paycheck to paycheck.  That he can’t get a national energy tax through Congress shows how unpopular his plan is.  Just this morning it was reported that one of the President's advisors is urging the President to wage a ‘war on coal.’  Energy is the fuel of our nation’s economic growth and after one of the longest periods of economic stagnation in modern history, it’s simply baffling that President Obama is proceeding with this unilateral energy policy that will hurt Americans struggling to pay their bills and get a job.”