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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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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.

 

Administrator McCarthy: More of the Same Fabled Claims

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Washington, D.C. – EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy reiterated familiar claims about her agency’s newly proposed carbon regulations in front of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee this morning. McCarthy was the sole witness at her first Congressional hearing on the matter since the rule was released in early June.

 

Stop the Dog and Pony Show, President Obama

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, President Obama is meeting with his Climate Task Force on Preparedness and Resilience, a group comprised of agreeable stakeholders, including local, state leaders and tribal leaders from across the country, to discuss his administration’s efforts to help prepare communities and businesses for climate change.

New FERC Leader Must Protect Low-Cost, Reliable Electricity

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Later today, the Senate will likely confirm Norman Bay as the new chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a five-year term, while acting FERC Chairwoman Cheryl LaFleur will be confirmed as a rank-and-file member of FERC, also for a five-year term. The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) expressed concerns about Mr.

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