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Washington, D.C. – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission – the independent agency charged with protecting the reliability of our nation’s energy transmission system – will host a conference in Denver today to hear from stakeholders their serious reliability and affordability concerns associated with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.

 

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity called on FERC to stand up to EPA and protect Colorado families and businesses from escalating electricity costs and cascading power outages.

 

“While in Denver, FERC owes it to Coloradans and the surrounding region to truly listen to the concerns being raised about EPA’s legally flawed proposal to regulate carbon emission from the existing coal fleet,” said Mike Duncan, president and CEO of ACCCE. “If left unchecked, EPA’s plan will seriously impact the supply of reliable electricity in Colorado and leave many without critical resources when it is most needed.”

 

Time and time again, regional stakeholders have voiced their concerns over the costly impacts EPA’s proposed carbon regulations will have on Colorado’s electric grid and economy as a result of the region’s reliance on low-cost, dependable coal-based generation. Yet, EPA continues to turn a deaf ear, leaving consumers in Colorado and the surrounding region facing crippling cost increases to their energy bills while losing access to predictable energy that’s there when they need it.

 

In addition to consumers and stakeholders, EPA has failed to take into consideration the concerns raised by government...

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ACCCE Demands Transparency from EPA’s Gina McCarthy at House E&C Hearing

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will testify today before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Energy and Power Subcommittee on EPA’s 2016 budget. The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity slammed EPA’s misguided priorities which values its budget well above the budget of families throughout America.

 

Keystone Veto Typifies Obama Environmental Legacy

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity criticized President Obama for vetoing the Congressional bill authorizing Keystone XL, a commonsense energy project that enjoys bipartisan and broad public support.

 

FERC Technical Conferences: Will EPA Even Listen?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity today called on the Environmental Protection Agency to heed the warnings of independent grid operators, elected officials and utility regulators across the country, who have raised serious concerns about the reliability of the nation’s electric grid if states are forced to comply with the agency’s Clean Power Plan.

 

MEDIA ADVISORY – ACCCE Warns NARUC, FERC: Clean Power Plan Will Leave Americans #ColdInTheDark

Monday, February 16, 2015

Washington, D.C. – This week, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity will have a presence at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ Winter Meeting and the first Federal Energy Regulatory Commission technical conference on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. ACCCE will host a mobile billboard outside of the NARUC conference on Tuesday, February 17 and on Thursday, February 19 outside of FERC headquarters.

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