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Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity applauded a number of amendments introduced as part of the Senate’s debate on the 2016 fiscal year budget resolution that would keep in check overreaching greenhouse gas regulations set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. Following a series of debates on the floor of the Senate this week, the Chamber is set to vote today on the annual resolution that would fund the government over a 10-year period.


“We applaud lawmakers on Capitol Hill who have declared enough is enough and have introduced legislative language that would keep EPA’s stark power grab at bay and prevent the federal government from dramatically restructuring the way electricity is produced and used in each state,” said Laura Sheehan, senior vice president for communications at ACCCE. “The well-being of our energy sector and economy continues to be placed in a perilous state, all as a result of this administration’s playbook aimed at appeasing partisan ideology. It is our hope that Congress, through their oversight efforts and controlling of the federal purse, can cease these short-sighted antics and prevent the finalization of regulations that will eliminate Americans’ access to an affordable, sustainable energy supply.”


Congress continues to voice concerns on both sides of the aisle in response the administration’s misguided climate change regulations which includes EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Last week, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power hosted a hearing that poked multiple holes in EPA’s argument that it has the legal authority to regulate carbon emissions in states....

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