Nebraska Fights for America's Clean Energy Leadership

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) commended Nebraska for standing up to EPA overreach and fighting for America’s continued clean energy leadership.


On Tuesday, Nebraska State Attorney General Jon Bruning filed a lawsuit challenging EPA’s New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) on the basis of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The suit alleges that the three power plants EPA used to justify the commercial viability of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology are invalid, since they received more than $2.5 billion in federal subsidies.


“States like Nebraska would reap enormous economic benefits from continued investment in clean coal technology. Unfortunately, EPA’s New Source Performance Standard would hamper America’s competitiveness in the burgeoning clean energy industry and threaten our future energy and economic security,” said Laura Sheehan, Senior Vice President of Communications at the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. “The lawsuit filed by Nebraska is just a preview of the protracted legal fight facing this Administration which continues to exceed its authority through unachievable regulations in pursuit of a misguided environmental campaign.”