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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. The hearing featured John Holdren, director in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President, and Janet McCabe, acting assistant administrator in the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, as witnesses.

 

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) blasted the administration for once again failing to provide meaningful answers about the devastating effects of its regulations.

 

“If it weren’t such a serious situation, I’d commend Mr. Holdren and Assistant Administrator McCabe on their skill at ducking and weaving mounting concerns surrounding EPA’s legally flawed proposed carbon regulations,” said Laura Sheehan, senior vice president for communications at ACCCE. “Congress and the American public deserve transparent answers that are backed up by sound analysis. Unfortunately, it seems that all this administration can offer is more rehearsed, misleading rhetoric.”

 

Today’s hearing comes one day after EPA submitted to mounting pressure by consumers and lawmakers and announced that it would extend the public comment deadline of its proposed carbon rule by 45 days to December 1, 2014. As expected, Assistant Administrator McCabe touted this development while continuing to perpetuate the administration’s claims that the proposed regulations offer the necessary time and flexibility for state implementation.

 

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ACCCE to EPA in Atlanta: Withdraw Costly, Overreaching Carbon Regulations

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today and tomorrow, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a public hearing in Atlanta, GA on its proposed carbon regulations for existing power plants. This will be one of four stops in EPA’s public hearing tour this week that also includes hearings in Denver, Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh.

 

ACCCE to EPA in Washington, D.C.: Withdraw Costly, Overreaching Carbon Regulations

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) is participating in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) two-day public hearing in Washington, D.C. that will give the public an opportunity to weigh in on the agency’s proposed carbon regulations. Public hearings are also taking place in Denver, Atlanta and Pittsburgh throughout the week.

 

EPA Leaves FERC, American People in Dark about Proposed Carbon Regulations

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today’s House Energy and Commerce Committee Energy and Power Subcommittee hearing, which brought together all of the acting Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) commissioners, exposed major concerns about EPA’s proposed carbon regulations from the agency tasked with overseeing electric grid reliability and electricity prices.

ACCCE to Host Mobile Billboard Outside of EPA Public Hearings

Monday, July 28, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) tomorrow will host a mobile billboard outside of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters, where public hearings will be held on the agency’s proposed carbon regulations on existing power plants.

 

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