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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. The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) blasted the president for once again ignoring the real issues plaguing American families and businesses and instead electing to lead a dog and pony show in an effort to get buy-in for his Climate Action Plan.

 

“In the newest installment of his climate agenda dog and pony show, President Obama trots out the tired claim that his plan supports business resiliency despite the fact his own regulations have left American businesses struggling to survive," said Laura Sheehan, senior vice president for communications at ACCCE. “The poor condition of tribal communities in the U.S., the economic plight facing millions across this country and the fact that many American families struggle to put food on their tables seems to be entirely lost on the president. Perhaps the American people should initiate their own task force to investigate and assess the true costs of the president’s Climate Action Plan, for it is clear that honest answers are hard to come by from this administration.”

 

In a recent paper, ACCCE challenges claims made by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Obama Administration about newly proposed carbon regulations.

 

EPA can’t seem to get its story straight about many elements of the proposal. Publicly, EPA officials have claimed that the total cost consumers pay for electricity will fall under...

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