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“Instead of showing off his pet project he should be focusing on the everyday Americans who rely on affordable energy to keep the lights on for their families.”

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As President Barack Obama headlines the “National Clean Energy Summit 8.0: Powering Progress” today in Las Vegas, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity suggests he address the fact his carbon plan will raise energy costs for American families and do nothing to impact climate change.

 

“The president’s plan will result in unnecessary economic adversity for Nevadans and all Americans,” said ACCCE Senior Vice President of Communications Laura Sheehan. “Instead of showing off his pet project he should be focusing on the everyday Americans who rely on affordable energy to keep the lights on for their families.”

 

On average, nearly half of America’s families bring home less than $25,000 annually and are already scraping by to afford current energy costs. In fact according to a survey by the National Energy Assistance Directors Association, 24 percent of low-income households went without food for at least one day to pay for necessary energy while another 37 percent without medical or dental care.

 

While it will take time to figure out the real cost of the President’s carbon plan, the proposed version of the rule was projected to cost more than $40 billion per year; raise electricity prices in 43 states; and, for all practical purposes, have zero effect on climate change.

 

During his remarks, the president will likely also conveniently leave out the vital impact coal-related jobs have on the economy. His plan to regulate carbon emissions will...

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ACCCE Applauds Supreme Court’s MATS Ruling

Monday, June 29, 2015

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.

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.

 

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