WASHINGTON D.C. — IER Senior Vice President Daniel Kish released the following statement in response to the Interior Department’s announcement regarding the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project in Wyoming: 

“The constant message the Obama administration sends to the American people is clear — unreliable, intermittent and expensive energy sources will receive preferential treatment, while the affordable and reliable sources we use every day will be taxed, embargoed, and driven into bankruptcy. President Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar have presided over the most abysmal stewardship of public lands in recent history.

Oil production on federal lands declined last year. Natural gas production on federal lands is in a free fall. Western oil shale is under an Obama embargo, and our vast offshore energy resources must now wait another 5 years for development thanks to the president’s most recent 5 year OCS plan.  Meanwhile, the administration fast-tracks permitting for wind and solar firms that admit they cannot survive without government subsidies or the mandates that force consumers to purchase their product.”


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