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EPA Scores another Victory, American Consumers Pay the Price

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit earlier today upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) mercury and air toxics (MATS) standards for power plants. Due in part to regulations like MATS, almost 300 coal-fueled generating units in 33 states have announced they will be shutting down, costing the electricity sector roughly $200 billion in compliance costs and destroying at least 544,000 jobs.

What’s Missing from Today’s Senate ENR Hearing: the Real Reliability Debate

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) commended the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources for its interest in electric grid reliability concerns, the topic of this morning’s hearing: “Keeping the lights on – Are we doing enough to ensure the reliability and security of the U.S. electric grid?”

Janet McCabe: Another Dangerous Player in President Obama’s Climate Crusade

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) expressed major concerns over Janet McCabe’s nomination to head the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Air and Radiation. The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will conduct a hearing on her confirmation today.


Darren Bearson Joins the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) announced today that Darren Bearson has joined the trade association as senior vice president of state affairs. Darren brings a wealth of knowledge and experience managing multi-state campaigns in more than 30 states and has wide-ranging expertise in politics, policy and grassroots engagement.


Interagency Comment Period: an Opportunity to Protect U.S. Consumers

Washington, D.C. – This week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent its greenhouse gas rule for existing power plants to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to begin the interagency comment period. The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) urged federal agencies to prioritize the interests of U.S. consumers during their review of the rule.


New Study Reveals Billions in Higher Energy Costs, Millions of Lost Jobs Under NRDC’s Carbon Regulation Proposal

Washington, D.C. – Analysis from the National Economic Research Associates (NERA) estimates that the Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) proposal to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act could cost consumers billions in higher energy prices and millions of jobs. NRDC’s proposal, released in late 2012 and updated last week, has received attention as an approach EPA might follow to regulate CO2 emissions from power plants.


Exposing EPA’s Secret Playbook

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) applauded a new report released today by Senator David Vitter (R-LA). The report probes the role disgraced Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) employees John Beale and Robert Brenner played in the development of 1997 air quality standards. The report claims that the two men were instrumental in creating a “playbook” to aid the passage of controversial rules.


The White House’s Costly New Climate Website

Washington, D.C. – Today, the White House took another step in its climate change fear mongering, announcing a new costly initiative as part of the president’s Climate Action Plan. The new website,, is intended to help communities prepare for climate change by centralizing data and resources.


Experts Demand Answers about Administration’s Carbon Regulations

Washington, D.C. – Members of the Doctors Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives are demanding answers about the purported health benefits of the administration’s carbon regulations.