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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. 


“The Sierra Club has once again used the false link between a terrible chronic illness and carbon dioxide to peddle messages of gloom and doom in an attempt to demonize America’s most reliable sources of electricity,” said Laura Sheehan, senior vice president of communications with the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE). “This time Sierra Club is using children as pawns in their political game, all in support of their relentless quest to shut the lights out on American communities at any cost. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania families are struggling to pay electricity bills that are destined to skyrocket under President Obama and EPA’s carbon plan.”


The EPA is hosting public hearings in four cities this week, including Pittsburgh. Registered individuals will present formal comments on the proposed standards at the William S. Moorhead Federal Building from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. this Thursday and Friday. A member of ACCCE’s staff will provide testimony at the Pittsburgh hearing, which can be accessed here



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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.


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 - 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.