Much At Stake in September 27 D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Oral Arguments on EPA’s Power Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the critically-important lawsuit – West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency – on the legality of EPA’s Power Plan on September 27.  With so much at stake from states’ rights to affordable power to the ability of people to keep their lights on, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity today launched a new video illustrating the serious nature of this case and the associated consequences if the court fails to uphold the Constitution.

“The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision is critically important as it will either put a halt to EPA’s out-of-control regulatory decision making or give it the green light to continue to run roughshod over states’ constitutional rights,” said Laura Sheehan, ACCCE SVP of communications.  “We are hopeful that the judges rule that the administration’s Power Plan is beyond the reach of its authority and that the next administration and Congress can work together to craft a balanced energy policy.”

In addition to the video, ACCCE is also launching a radio spot to further ensure people understand what’s at stake.

ACCCE is party to the lawsuit against EPA.


The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity is a partnership of the 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 is expected to have invested more than $127 billion to reduce emissions and to use this critical resource more cleanly and efficiently than ever before.

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