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Sierra Club Peddles False Health Link in Quest to Turn Lights Off on Americans

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The Sierra Club today began a misleading series of radio ads in Pennsylvania and the surrounding region touting a non-existent link between carbon emissions and childhood asthma. The ads began running ahead of a two-day public hearing in Pittsburgh hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on proposed carbon regulations for existing power plants. 


EPA Leaves FERC, American People in Dark about Proposed Carbon Regulations

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today’s House Energy and Commerce Committee Energy and Power Subcommittee hearing, which brought together all of the acting Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) commissioners, exposed major concerns about EPA’s proposed carbon regulations from the agency tasked with overseeing electric grid reliability and electricity prices.

ACCCE to EPA in Washington, D.C.: Withdraw Costly, Overreaching Carbon Regulations

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) is participating in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) two-day public hearing in Washington, D.C. that will give the public an opportunity to weigh in on the agency’s proposed carbon regulations. Public hearings are also taking place in Denver, Atlanta and Pittsburgh throughout the week.


ACCCE - As Public Hearings Begin, Is EPA Really Listening?

Monday, July 28, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host public hearings this week in Denver, Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh on its proposed carbon regulations. Unfortunately, during EPA’s own conference call previewing the hearings earlier today, Administrator Gina McCarthy demonstrated just how out-of-touch the EPA is with the concerns of American consumers and businesses, leaving us questioning the true purpose and authenticity of the hearings.


Irony or Foreshadowing?

Friday, July 25, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) pointed out the irony of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to change the location of its upcoming public hearing in Atlanta on a proposed rule that would significantly hinder—and possibly even end—the nation’s use of affordable, reliable and American coal due to a large-scale power failure.


Administrator McCarthy: More of the Same Fabled Claims

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Washington, D.C. – EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy reiterated familiar claims about her agency’s newly proposed carbon regulations in front of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee this morning. McCarthy was the sole witness at her first Congressional hearing on the matter since the rule was released in early June.


Stop the Dog and Pony Show, President Obama

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, President Obama is meeting with his Climate Task Force on Preparedness and Resilience, a group comprised of agreeable stakeholders, including local, state leaders and tribal leaders from across the country, to discuss his administration’s efforts to help prepare communities and businesses for climate change.

New FERC Leader Must Protect Low-Cost, Reliable Electricity

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Later today, the Senate will likely confirm Norman Bay as the new chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a five-year term, while acting FERC Chairwoman Cheryl LaFleur will be confirmed as a rank-and-file member of FERC, also for a five-year term. The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) expressed concerns about Mr.

Too Close for Comfort: EPA and NRDC Carbon Proposals Bear Undeniable Resemblance

Friday, July 11, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Earlier this week, Coral Davenport of the New York Times explored how closely the new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carbon rules for existing power plants resemble a proposal put forward by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Now, EPA has shot back, challenging Ms. Davenport’s claims and contending that the agency crafted the rule using broad stakeholder input.

ICYMI: New ACCCE Infographic Calls Out NRDC Role in EPA Carbon Guidelines

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) released a new infographic questioning the Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) role in regulations on greenhouse gas emissions presented by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on June 2.