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Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity criticized President Obama for his remarks at the Coast Guard Academy today which downplay the national security threat of terrorism seeded by “economic grievances.” Rather than seek to combat the challenge of global poverty, which the president has previously linked with “extremism recruitment,” his remarks resembled yet another climate crusade sales pitch.

 

“President Obama missed the boat this morning by failing to elevate America’s real national security threat: the expansion of terrorism stemming from global poverty,” said Laura Sheehan, senior vice president for communications at ACCCE. “This is especially troubling because recently President Obama identified poverty-stricken communities and nations as ‘ripe for extremist recruitment’ by groups like ISIS, but today debased that sentiment by rehashing tired and unsubstantiated lines worthy of a Hollywood disaster movie.”

 

There is no disputing electrification from fossil fuels has led to improved quality of life for billions of people around the world. Yet today, many people still fail to receive their most basic human needs – needs like potable water, cooked food and healthcare. In fact, The World Bank recently reported one in seven people globally don’t have access to electricity, and that the United Nations is falling behind its goal to have universal energy access by 2030.

 

“As Americans witness the horrendous attacks on human life at the hands of terrorists on their evening news, the threats on our freedom hit closer and closer to home. It is this...

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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.

 

Bloomberg’s Money – Not Well Spent

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity questioned the wisdom of an additional $30 million to the Sierra Club’s “Beyond Coal” campaign from Bloomberg Philanthropies, while underscoring the important role coal plays in providing affordable and reliable electricity to millions of Americans and billions of people around the globe.

 

President Obama Travels to Kentucky and Utah: Keeps the Blinders On

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Washington, D.C. – President Obama will travel to Kentucky and Utah today to discuss job growth and the economy. The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity called on the president to come clean about the devastating impacts his climate initiatives will have on these states that generate more than half their electricity supply from coal-fired power generation.

 

ACCCE to EPA: “Tone Deaf, Just Out of Touch or Both?”

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity blasted remarks made by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy on Monday in which she cheapened the escalating concern her agency’s Clean Power Plan has generated in communities across the country.

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