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Washington, D.C. – EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy evaded participation in this week’s public hearings on her agency’s proposed carbon regulations calling into question the sincerity of her desire to hear and understand concerns that Americans have with EPA’s job-killing regulations. Since Administrator McCarthy chose not to participate in any of the public hearings, she missed out on the opportunity to learn firsthand about the widespread concerns Americans expressed at both the hearings and at rallies held in four cities.

 

As a public service to the EPA Administrator, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) is delivering its own “In Case You Missed It.”

 

On Tuesday, a rally in Denver attracted hundreds from across Colorado’s coal communities and other Western states, including Montana and Wyoming. Speakers included gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez, labor leaders, local elected officials, business owners, miners and moms, among others, who all shared their concerns about EPA’s proposed plan. In Pittsburgh, two thousand people from coal states like Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky spoke out against the regulations at a rally on Wednesday.

 

“Unfortunately for Americans struggling to keep their jobs or make ends meet amid higher energy prices, Administrator McCarthy chose to stay away from the public hearings and pro-energy rallies this week, leaving us all to question the level of sincerity this administration has when it comes to hearing the real concerns of real people,” said Laura Sheehan, senior vice president for communications at ACCCE. “Thousands of people from across the...

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