"The Obama Administration has proven to be the bully regulation machine once again," said Rep. Rob Bishop, Utah Republican and chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee. "The administration has shamelessly sidelined the states in their secret development of the rule. Nine out of 10 states have rejected the dog and pony show of inclusion [the Interior Department's Office of Surface Mining] has put forward. I am afraid that their concerns with the impacts of the rule on Americans will be cast aside. Clearly, the Obama administration will stop at nothing to stomp out American livelihoods dependent on coal."