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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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Tom Steyer Preaches to the Masses from his High Horse

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer once again reminded us just how elitist and out-of-touch he really is at a conference hosted by the American Renewable Energy Institute in Aspen, CO today. Espousing the need to reach everyday people with his climate message, he noted that “super-sophisticated people” already recognize and have taken action to address the issue and implied that the “99.5 percent of the people whose lives are very busy and complicated and pressing” apparently lack the sophistication to understand climate change at all.

More Scandals Confirm Mismanagement, Lack of Transparency at EPA

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Earlier this week, dozens of inspectors general wrote a letter to Congress blasting the lack of transparency at EPA and other agencies, citing numerous instances where they were denied timely access to critical documents and other information while conducting investigations.

As Americans Struggle at Home, President Obama Pledges Millions to Bring Climate Agenda to Africa

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Washington, D.C. – At this week’s U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit, President Obama pledged to boost annual U.S. spending for his Power Africa initiative to $300 million in order to bring electricity access to 60 million homes and businesses across sub-Saharan Africa through “clean energy” and infrastructure development programs.

ICYMI, Administrator McCarthy: American Consumers, Workers and Businesses Don’t Support Your Regulations

Thursday, July 31, 2014

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.