ACCCE Statement on the Confirmation of Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following Senate confirmation of Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity issued the following statement:

 

“We are pleased the Senate has confirmed Mr. Pruitt to be the next EPA Administrator.  He will make an exceptional head of EPA.  Under his leadership, we expect EPA to return to sensible policies that both protect the environment and recognize the need for reliable and affordable coal-based electricity. “

 

Paul Bailey

President and CEO

American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity

 

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The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity is a partnership of industries involved in producing electricity from coal.  Coal, an abundant and affordable American energy resource, provides nearly 35 percent of our power.  By 2018, the coal-based power industry will have invested more than $126 billion to reduce emissions and to use this critical resource more cleanly and efficiently than ever before.

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The coal fleet’s unique attributes are critical, but we all agree that a combination of energy sources are needed to ensure our shared goal of a reliable & resilient grid. Read more comments from ACCCE at #NARUCWinter18 here: http://bit.ly/2CwX2tY