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Washington, D.C. – President Obama’s proclamation declaring October “Energy Action Month” cites the United States’ growing energy independence but ignores the primary reason: affordable, abundant, reliable coal. Coal provides nearly 40 percent of America’s electric power, making it the most used feedstock for electricity generation.


“Coming off the UN climate talks where President Obama peddled his Climate Action Plan to the global community, it is no surprise that he continues to falsely tout an ‘all of the above’ energy strategy while ignoring our nation’s most abundant, reliable, affordable, and used electricity fuel source: coal,” said Laura Sheehan, senior vice president of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE). “The facts speak for themselves, coal provides nearly 40 percent of America’s power and no matter how much the president talks up less reliable, more expensive energy resources they cannot reliably meet our nation’s baseload energy demand.”


The president noted that renewable energy has created more than 55,000 jobs but neglected to mention the tens of thousands of jobs lost due to his administration’s costly regulations on coal power plants.


“While the president chases after an ill-advised politically driven climate agenda to fulfill his legacy goals, the coal-based power industry is leading the way in using our most reliable, affordable and abundant resource more cleanly and efficiently than ever before,” Sheehan said.


To date the coal-based industry has invested nearly $120 billion to reduce emissions by 90 percent and will spend an additional $27 billion between now and 2016.



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EPA Administrator McCarthy: Wishing on a Star

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Washington, D.C. – At a Resources for the Future event this morning, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will address critics of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. Unfortunately, her stump speech will carry a familiar tune, failing to provide any real answers about the impacts of her agency’s proposed carbon regulations.


Obama Pushes Climate Agenda in Face of Urgent Global Concerns

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Addressing the United Nations today, President Obama will issue yet another executive order as part of his overreaching, “all pain, no gain” Climate Action Plan, which will leave American consumers and businesses paying enormous costs, with no meaningful impact on global greenhouse gas emissions.


President Obama’s Climate Plan: A Lead No One Wants to Follow

Monday, September 22, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Climate Week kicked off in New York City earlier today, where the Obama Administration was out in full force among its environmentalist friends and allies. In advance of the UN climate talks tomorrow, the administration has tapped key officials and agencies as part of an exhaustive effort to peddle the president’s costly climate plan, even as the issue remains of little importance to the American people.


House Hearing Results in Same Old Song and Dance

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The Obama Administration continues to peddle the same misleading rhetoric about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recently proposed carbon regulations, this time in front of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. This morning’s hearing—which, notably, included a brief power failure in the hearing room—focused on scientific and economic analyses of EPA’s proposal.