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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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