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While Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, applauded Tuesday’s announcement, he also accused the Obama administration of repeatedly closing off more and more federal lands to energy production, a claim the administration has denied.
“Utahns have gotten used to the Obama Administration closing off federal lands to domestic energy production, so this announcement is a long time coming,” Hatch said. “The fact is that much more has to be done to open up more of our state’s land to development.”
• Associated Press writers Brian Skoloff and Josh Loftin contributed to this report.
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