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ICYMI: Coal Miner David Green Shares His Story

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Last week, The Washington Examiner published an op-ed by David Green, a coal miner from West Virginia. Green is the captain of the Coal River East Mine Rescue Team for Alpha Natural Resources. He took aim at the Obama Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency’s assault on coal:


Benefits of Proposed CCS Tax Incentives Would be Eclipsed by EPA Rules

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) applauds Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) for including an incentive for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology development in his energy tax draft. The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new overzealous regulations, however, hinder development of CCS technology, making the tax breaks a moot point.


States with Little to Lose from EPA's Carbon Rules Offer Poor Model for Broader U.S. Effort

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) blasted a letter signed by energy and environmental officials from 15 states that, unlike most of the country, have relatively small amounts of coal-powered electricity.

ICYMI: Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning on Platts Energy Week

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning joined Platts Energy Week this past Sunday, December 15 to discuss the future of electric utilities in America and around the world. Fanning discussed the innovative technologies at work in Southern Company’s newest coal-fired power plant in Kemper County, Mississippi that employs carbon capture and storage (CCS):


ICYMI: Mike Duncan Stands Up for Coal with Lou Dobbs on Fox Business

Monday, December 16, 2013

American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) president and CEO Mike Duncan joined Lou Dobbs on Fox Business this past Friday, December 13, to discuss the future of coal and American energy.


“Coal is alive and well in the world and also in the United States. There are parts of this country that certainly I understand feel like they have been in a war, Eastern Kentucky for example where we’ve lost 6,000 mine jobs plus about 18,000 non direct jobs in the past two years.”


EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Should Participate in Energy Dialogue at Home, Not in China

Friday, December 13, 2013

Washington, D.C. – ACCCE was disappointed to learn that EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy visited China this week, considering that she has failed to meet with her fellow Americans most impacted by EPA’s rulemaking that has dismantled much of America’s own coal-fueled power fleet.


Statement on U.S. Supreme Court & D.C. Circuit Court EPA Rules Cases

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) is hopeful that the U.S. Supreme Court and the D.C. Circuit Court will limit the EPA’s reach after hearing testimony on two of EPA’s most controversial rules—the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) and Utility MACT—today.


ICYMI: Bipartisan Policy Center Holds Panel on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards

Monday, December 9, 2013

On Friday, December 6, the Bipartisan Policy Center held a day-long panel discussion on EPA’s forthcoming greenhouse gas emissions standards for existing power plants. EPA regulations have already contributed to the planned closure of more than 300 coal units in 33 states. This is reducing our fuel diversity and putting the future of America’s energy at risk.

Renewable Source Standard: Will Increase Energy Costs and is Unworkable for Nation

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Washington, D.C. – President Obama signed a memorandum this morning directing the federal government to get 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. This memorandum, while workable with the virtually limitless funds of the federal government, will increase energy costs and is unworkable for the broader United States.


Continued Push for Natural Gas and Renewable Energy Threaten Electric Grid

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Statement from Laura Sheehan, Senior Vice President of Communications at the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE):