WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following Senate confirmation of Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity issued the following statement:
“We are pleased the Senate has confirmed Mr. Pruitt to be the next EPA Administrator. He will make an exceptional head of EPA. Under his leadership, we expect EPA to return to sensible policies that both protect the environment and recognize the need for reliable and affordable coal-based electricity. “
President and CEO
American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity
The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity is a partnership of industries involved in producing electricity from coal. Coal, an abundant and affordable American energy resource, provides nearly 35 percent of our power. By 2018, the coal-based power industry will have invested more than $126 billion to reduce emissions and to use this critical resource more cleanly and efficiently than ever before.