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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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ACCCE Demands Transparency from EPA’s Gina McCarthy at House E&C Hearing

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will testify today before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Energy and Power Subcommittee on EPA’s 2016 budget. The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity slammed EPA’s misguided priorities which values its budget well above the budget of families throughout America.

 

Keystone Veto Typifies Obama Environmental Legacy

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity criticized President Obama for vetoing the Congressional bill authorizing Keystone XL, a commonsense energy project that enjoys bipartisan and broad public support.

 

FERC Technical Conferences: Will EPA Even Listen?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity today called on the Environmental Protection Agency to heed the warnings of independent grid operators, elected officials and utility regulators across the country, who have raised serious concerns about the reliability of the nation’s electric grid if states are forced to comply with the agency’s Clean Power Plan.

 

MEDIA ADVISORY – ACCCE Warns NARUC, FERC: Clean Power Plan Will Leave Americans #ColdInTheDark

Monday, February 16, 2015

Washington, D.C. – This week, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity will have a presence at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ Winter Meeting and the first Federal Energy Regulatory Commission technical conference on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. ACCCE will host a mobile billboard outside of the NARUC conference on Tuesday, February 17 and on Thursday, February 19 outside of FERC headquarters.

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