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Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity applauds today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in its ruling against the Environmental Protection Agency’s mercury and air toxics standards for power plants.

 

The case examined whether EPA adequately considered costs in determining it was “appropriate and necessary” to regulate air toxics emissions from power units.

“Today’s Supreme Court decision is a win for American consumers and a rebuke of EPA’s callous approach to regulations. We applaud the Court’s commonsense decision which serves as a needed reminder that regulatory bodies must actually consider cost impacts of its regulations. Failure to do so risks the livelihoods and well-being of American families and businesses,” said Mike Duncan, president and CEO of ACCCE. “Thanks to today’s ruling, the EPA will finally have to listen to the nation’s concerns with this poorly constructed, costly rule. Elitist ideas usually carry lofty price tags. When EPA rewrites this regulation, we can only hope it uses real costs and benefit figures rather than those pulled out of its magic bag of tricks.”

 

Justice Scalia writing for the majority said, “No regulation is ‘appropriate’ if it does significantly more harm than good.”

 

Many have raised concerns around the reliability implications of EPA policies, which along with MATS have already resulted in the closure or conversion of 393 units—62,000 MW of electric generating capacity—in 36 states. Analysis released in January by Bernstein Research found that today’s decision to throw out EPA’s MATS rule could...

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ACCCE Continues “Road to 2016” Energy Discussion in Denver

Friday, June 26, 2015

Denver, CO – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity is holding its second energy policy discussion today in Denver, CO in preparation for the 2016 elections. The discussion, hosted by Washington, D.C.-based news outlet RealClearPolitics, will include keynote remarks from presidential contender Carly Fiorina.

 

Today’s event is part of ACCCE’s series, “Powering the Road to 2016,” offering presidential candidates the opportunity to speak on their varying energy platforms.

 

#LightsOrLoMein: The Two-Year Anniversary of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Two years ago today, President Obama announced his Climate Action Plan, a costly, overreaching, politicized agenda that will wreak havoc on American families’ budgets, particularly those who can afford it least. To commemorate the anniversary, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity is delivering fortune cookies that reveal the president’s message to families: You Choose – #LightsOrLoMein.

 

ACCCE Commends Representative Whitfield’s “Ratepayer Protection Act”

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity commends Representative Ed Whitfield (R-KY) for championing “The Ratepayer Protection Act” and encourages its swift passage today through the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

ACCCE Applauds Governor Pence’s Stand for Indiana Families

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity applauded the decision by Indiana Governor Mike Pence to oppose EPA’s overreaching federal carbon regulations. If implemented, EPA’s devastating regulations will increase the cost of energy and decrease the electric reliability for Indiana families and businesses.

 

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