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Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity lauded the first legal challenges to the Environmental Protection Agency’s overzealous regulation that if implemented will jeopardize America’s access to affordable, reliable electricity. Today’s court proceedings will demonstrate the flawed legal reasoning behind EPA’s assertion that an obscure section of the Clean Air Act can be used to fundamentally alter how electric power is created and consumed in the U.S.

 

The U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit will hear oral arguments today in two separate lawsuits challenging the legality of EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan. The suits were brought by Murray Energy Corporation and a bipartisan coalition of Attorneys General from 15 states, led by West Virginia.

 

“The mere fact that the court has agreed to hear arguments challenging a regulation before it is finalized is monumental. We are seeing history in the making today as industry and Attorneys General come together to protect consumers and businesses from regulations that threaten the future of America’s economy,” said Mike Duncan, president and CEO of ACCCE. “The EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan will wreak havoc on American consumers and businesses through skyrocketing electricity costs, job losses and a weakened grid. This administration is usurping the traditional lawmaking authority of the states and gambling with our nation’s economic future, all in an attempt to piece together a highly politicized presidential climate legacy.”

 

To date, officials from 29 states have said that EPA does not have the legal authority to regulate CO2 emissions from coal-fired power plants under Section 111(d) of the...

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Obama Administration Prioritizes Messaging Tactics over Welfare of Americans

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity commended a new investigation exposing the radical and ideologically-based motives of the Obama Administration to erroneously link carbon dioxide emissions with public health concerns.

 

Reminder to Hillary Clinton: Everyday Americans Rely on Coal-Based Electricity

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity reminds Secretary Clinton as she kicks off her campaign that more Americans rely on coal-based electricity to power their homes and workplaces than any other fuel source. Five of the states Mrs. Clinton is traveling through this week on her trip from Chappaqua, NY, to Monticello, IA, use coal to generate more than one third of their electricity according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.

 

Oversight Needed to Stop Dangerous Consequences of EPA Regulations

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity applauded a hearing hosted today by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power outlining the dangerous consequences of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. The hearing examined Representative Ed Whitfield’s (R-KY) draft bill, “Ratepayer Protection Act,” which seeks to protect consumers from increased utility rates and decreased access to reliable electricity associated with EPA’s proposed rule should it become final.

 

ACCCE Kicks Off “Road to 2016” Energy Discussion

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Des Moines, IA – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity hosted its first of six energy policy discussions in the lead-up to the 2016 elections with an event in Des Moines, Iowa, today featuring remarks from three leading presidential contenders. Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA), former Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) and former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) were joined by local Congressman David Young (IA-03) before a crowd of about 150 people.

 

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