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“Instead of showing off his pet project he should be focusing on the everyday Americans who rely on affordable energy to keep the lights on for their families.”

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As President Barack Obama headlines the “National Clean Energy Summit 8.0: Powering Progress” today in Las Vegas, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity suggests he address the fact his carbon plan will raise energy costs for American families and do nothing to impact climate change.

 

“The president’s plan will result in unnecessary economic adversity for Nevadans and all Americans,” said ACCCE Senior Vice President of Communications Laura Sheehan. “Instead of showing off his pet project he should be focusing on the everyday Americans who rely on affordable energy to keep the lights on for their families.”

 

On average, nearly half of America’s families bring home less than $25,000 annually and are already scraping by to afford current energy costs. In fact according to a survey by the National Energy Assistance Directors Association, 24 percent of low-income households went without food for at least one day to pay for necessary energy while another 37 percent without medical or dental care.

 

While it will take time to figure out the real cost of the President’s carbon plan, the proposed version of the rule was projected to cost more than $40 billion per year; raise electricity prices in 43 states; and, for all practical purposes, have zero effect on climate change.

 

During his remarks, the president will likely also conveniently leave out the vital impact coal-related jobs have on the economy. His plan to regulate carbon emissions will...

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“EPA’s mismanagement of the spill should cause outrage from their special interest allies. Instead EPA and their allies continue colluding behind closed doors to impose illegal regulations that will harm our economy and increase energy costs on every single American.”

 

What They're Saying About EPA's Illegal Carbon Emissions Rule

Friday, August 7, 2015

“Without a vote in Congress or even much public debate, Mr. Obama is using his last 18 months to dictate U.S. energy choices for the next 20 or 30 years. This abuse of power is regulation without representation.” – Wall Street Editorial Board

 

EPA’s carbon emissions rule is the politically unpopular and congressionally defeated Cap and Trade legislation.

ACCCE Applauds Markup of Legislation Providing Increased Oversight of EPA

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Washington, D.C. — The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity praises Senator Shelley Moore Capito for advancing the Affordable Reliable Energy Now Act which will provide stricter oversight of the Environmental Protection Agency. This morning’s Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee markup of the legislation comes in the wake of EPA finalizing illegal and exorbitantly expensive carbon regulations.

 

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