After facing criticism from Members of Congress this week over omitting coal from the “all of the above” energy strategy on his campaign website, the Obama campaign last night finally added “clean coal” to the site. In response, Senior Vice President for Communications of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity Evan Tracey released the following statement:
“We’re glad the Obama campaign finally included clean coal in its ‘all of the above’ energy strategy, but the President’s commitment to coal needs to be more than just a talking point. The President’s EPA is using expensive and heavy handed regulations to regulate coal out of existence in America, making low cost and reliable electricity less certain in the future. We hope the President will reconsider these rules that only serve to make energy more expensive and destroy American jobs.”
Obama/Biden Campaign Energy Page, May 3, 2012: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=cache:http://www.barackobama.com/energy-info
Obama/Biden Campaign’s Energy Page, May 11, 2012: http://www.barackobama.com/energy-info
The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) is a non-profit, non-partisan partnership of companies involved in producing electricity from coal. ACCCE supports energy policies that balance coal’s vital role in meeting our country’s growing need for affordable and reliable electricity with the need to protect the environment. ACCCE also advocates for the development and deployment of advanced clean coal technologies that will produce electricity with near-zero emissions. For more information, visit www.cleancoalusa.org or www.americaspower.org.