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Washington, D.C. – Ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity underscored the importance of electing lawmakers who support balanced energy policy that includes low-cost, reliable coal-fueled electricity.

 

“For too long, the Obama Administration’s overreaching energy and environmental policy has gone unchecked. With our nation’s energy and economic future on the line, voters must carefully consider which candidates will stand up to the president’s power grab and support a diverse portfolio of fuel sources that includes low-cost, reliable coal-based electricity,” said Laura Sheehan, senior vice president for communications at ACCCE. “President Obama has made climate change a legacy issue during his time in office, even as poll after poll reaffirms that it is of little importance to American voters. To address the real concerns of the American people, like jobs, the economy and national security, we must elect candidates who can stop EPA’s flawed carbon proposal from moving forward and refocuses our attention on the priorities that matter.”

 

Earlier this week, ACCCE launched a Get out the Vote initiative promoting voter engagement and encouraging voters to learn where their candidates stand on energy issues. The campaign showcases a video featuring Dale Earnhardt Jr. and includes social media and digital elements.

 

In the lead-up to the elections, ACCCE also partnered with the National Black Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to release two new polls that reveal that minority voters are largely unconcerned with climate change, yet very concerned about the impact the EPA’s climate change regulations will have on energy costs.

 

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EPA Misleads on Impacts of Carbon Regulations, Collaboration with FERC

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity blasted misleading claims the Environmental Protection Agency recently made about being “closely in contact” with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the agency’s proposed carbon regulations for existing power plants.

 

ACCCE Launches Get Out the Vote Initiative

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) announced today the launch of a new initiative aimed at promoting voter participation in November’s midterm elections. Created in partnership with NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., the campaign encourages voters to learn where their candidates stand on energy issues before heading to the polls.

 

New Study Confirms Major Economic Costs from EPA’s Proposed Carbon Regulations

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Washington, D.C. New analysis from NERA Economic Consulting projects significant negative economic impacts resulting from the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed “Clean Power Plan” to regulate CO2 emissions from existing fossil-fuel power plants under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act.

 

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