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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.

Too Close for Comfort: EPA and NRDC Carbon Proposals Bear Undeniable Resemblance

Friday, July 11, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Earlier this week, Coral Davenport of the New York Times explored how closely the new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carbon rules for existing power plants resemble a proposal put forward by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Now, EPA has shot back, challenging Ms. Davenport’s claims and contending that the agency crafted the rule using broad stakeholder input.

ICYMI: New ACCCE Infographic Calls Out NRDC Role in EPA Carbon Guidelines

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) released a new infographic questioning the Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) role in regulations on greenhouse gas emissions presented by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on June 2.

 

#AllPainNoGain: The One-Year Anniversary of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Washington, D.C. – One year ago today, President Obama officially announced his Climate Action Plan, a costly, overreaching and unilaterally implemented executive agenda that will wreak havoc on the American economy. To commemorate the anniversary, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) is delivering cupcakes with a fitting message for President Obama: #AllPainNoGain.

 

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.

 

ICYMI: New ACCCE Infographics Take Aim at EPA Myth Making

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) released new infographics challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) unfounded claims in its proposed regulations for carbon emissions from existing power units, released on June 2.

 

Each ACCCE infographic counters a “myth” in the EPA’s rule 111(d) with the facts on issues such as global climate change; health effects of carbon emissions; energy prices; and jobs.

 

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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