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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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EPA’s Secret Science: Putting an End to the Agency’s Deceptive Practices

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) applauded the House Science Committee for passing the “Secret Science Reform Act of 2014” earlier today. The bill will require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to make public the data used to craft all of its proposed regulations.

 

SCOTUS Takes Aim at EPA’s Massive Mission Creep

Monday, June 23, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) is encouraged by today’s Supreme Court ruling in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA. Although the Court only addressed a narrow part of the case, the ruling is an important, albeit small, step in limiting the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to work outside of the bounds of the intention and scope of the Clean Air Act in their effort to regulate carbon emissions from existing coal power plants.

 

Readying for a Fight: U.S. House Hosts First Hearing on EPA Carbon Rule

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power today asks Assistant Administrator of EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation Janet McCabe EPA to level with the American people about the serious consequences of the Administration’s new carbon regulations. The subcommittee’s chairman, Representative Ed Whitfield (R-KY), said last week that he expects “a lot of pushback, a lot of hearings and a lot of lawsuits” related to the rule, and is taking an important step in carrying out that promise.

EPA Makes it Official: Costly Carbon Rule Hits the Books

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its proposed carbon emission standards for existing power plants in the Federal Register, marking the beginning of a 120-day public comment period.

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