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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. The letter faults the agency for conducting a limited analysis of its proposed carbon regulations that fails to consider “real-world contingencies” and requests a comprehensive, independent analysis be undertaken before the agency moves forward with its proposal.

 

“Representative Smith should be commended for demanding answers from EPA on exactly how it surmised its calculations.  American businesses and consumers deserve complete transparency from the EPA which to date has hedged hard hitting questions,” said Mike Duncan, president and CEO of ACCCE. “While Administrator McCarthy and her staff may view EPA’s analysis as mere number-crunching, the impacts of its proposed carbon regulations stand to have profound and potentially devastating effects on the livelihoods of millions of Americans, meriting a much more thorough and objective examination than the one EPA has undertaken on its own.”

 

EPA has been granted unwarranted power by President Obama, and the agency’s regulations not only lack legal standing, but also usurp the authority of states and other regulatory entities.

 

“We will not allow EPA’s power grab to go unchecked, and we will continue fighting to protect affordable, reliable energy from coal and pressing for much-...

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