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Washington, D.C. – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will extend the public comment period of its Clean Power Plan by an additional 45 days to December 1, 2014. This extension comes following a bipartisan effort last week by 53 senators who told EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy that the previous 120-day comment period did not allow states enough time to analyze, develop and submit their plans on its proposed carbon rule.


The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) reiterated once again the sweeping economic impacts of the regulations, which put at risk the bottom-lines of millions of Americans and make a dangerous gamble with our nation’s economic future.


“While we are heartened that EPA listened to the overwhelming outcry by consumers and lawmakers alike to extend the public comment period, the fact remains that the agency’s proposed regulations are among the costliest our country has ever seen. The consequences of EPA’s proposal will leave American businesses and consumers footing a bill they can ill-afford. Worse yet, even with the additional time for comment, the administration is giving every indication it will push its climate agenda forward to meet a politically driven time-line,” said Mike Duncan, president and CEO of ACCCE. “Considering how fundamentally flawed these regulations are, EPA could save all involved a lot of time, money and economic hardship if it just withdrew its proposal altogether.”


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Concerns Mounting over EPA’s Costly Regulations

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) applauded the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power for hosting today’s hearing to examine challenges states face in complying with EPA’s proposed carbon regulations. The hearing features six public utility commissioners and documented the many issues associated with EPA’s proposal, including threats to their economies and electric reliability.


EPA and NRDC: Undeniable Bedfellows

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) commended a new investigation exploring the relationship between the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), launched yesterday by House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa and Senate Environment and Public Works ranking member David Vitter.


West Virginia, Kentucky AGs Stand Up to EPA Overreach

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Washington, D.C.– The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) applauded Attorneys General Jack Conway (D-KY) and Patrick Morrisey (R-WV) for their continued leadership in standing up to EPA’s overreaching proposed carbon regulations.


EPA Must Provide Answers about Rulemaking Analysis

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) added its voice to growing criticism about the lack of transparency at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and applauded U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) for demanding action in a letter sent to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy yesterday.