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US DOE to grant $36m for carbon capture research projects

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28. September 2017 by Terry Headley
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Four Critical Energy Issues to Watch in 2017

President-elect Trump will likely start rolling back eight years of Obama administration climate regulations and restrictions on coal, oil and gas development

The U.S. may be on the cusp of a stark turning point in energy and climate policy with the election of Donald Trump, who has stocked his cabinet with a majority of people who doubt or reject established climate science.

Top priorities of the Trump transition team and cabinet nominees — many who disregard the connection between global warming and fossil fuel energy use — include rolling back eight years of Obama administration climate regulations and restrictions on coal, oil and gas development.

03. January 2017 by Terry Headley
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ACC Releases Comments on Stream Protection Rule Release

 WASHINGTON, DC (12.21.2016) – The American Coal Council (ACC) strongly opposes the Department of the Interior’s December 19th decision to issue its stream rule, following years in the regulatory pipeline amid widespread concerns from the coal industry, states, and other stakeholders.
 
The release of the rule in the waning term of the Obama administration is unfortunate. If left unchecked, its consequences will be far more unfortunate.
 
Predictably, as with many rules issued by the current administration, this rule will not result in environmental improvement.
 
What it will do is severely and unnecessarily limit the ability to mine and develop America’s world class coal reserves, a resource critical to U.S. energy, economic, and national security. It will cause massive coal-related job loss and slash federal and local taxes generated from coal production.
 
It must be a top priority for the new Trump Administration and Congress to rescind this devastating rule, and the American Coal Council urgently requests their cooperative efforts do so.
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21. December 2016 by Terry Headley
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The Not-So-Dormant Commerce Clause and Coal-Based Electricity

By Paul M. Seby & Matthew B. Miller

There is no doubt that coal-based electricity is currently faced with enormous challenges—both at the national level, with the flurry of federal regulations aimed at the coal industry, and at the state level, where local governments are experimenting with dramatic changes in their energy policies. In both instances, federal courts at all levels are being called upon to evaluate the lawfulness and constitutionality of these actions. This short article focuses on that latter evaluation—invoking the most enduring of American documents—our U.S. Constitution. In our national charter lies an important mechanism that may provide important protections against efforts by one or more states to greatly experiment with dramatic changes to their energy-related laws and regulations that have adverse impacts on coal-based electricity or the movement of coal interstate.

12. December 2016 by Terry Headley
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Trump can ax the Clean Power Plan by executive order

URL: http://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-can-ax-the-clean-power-plan-by-executive-order-1479679923

Wall Street Journal, David B. Rickin Jr. and Andrew M. Grossman, 11/20/2016

President Obama pledged to wield a pen and phone during his second term rather than engage with Congress. The slew of executive orders, enforcement memorandums, regulations and “Dear Colleague” letters comprised an unprecedented assertion of executive authority. Equally unparalleled is the ease with which the Obama agenda can be dismantled. Among the first actions on President Trump’s chopping block should be the Clean Power Plan.

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10. December 2016 by Terry Headley
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MRC Documentary Tells the Story of Lives Devastated by the War on Coal  

RESTON, VA – The Media Research Center (MRC) announces the launch of its new documentary titled, Collateral Damage: Forgotten Casualties of the Left’s War on Coal. Several organizations, including, Americans for Tax Reform, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Cornwall Alliance, E&E Legal, and The Heartland Institute, have joined the MRC’s effort to tell the story the liberal media won’t tell.

These coalition allies will be sharing social media content and video to their followers using the hashtag #collateraldamage to get the word out about these untold stories.

10. December 2016 by Terry Headley
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ACC issues statement on Glei-Case Western analysis

URL: https://www.worldcoal.com/coal/24102016/acc-issues-statement-on-glei-case-western-analysis

World Coal (October 2016)A recent analysis by the Great Lakes Energy Institute (GLEI) of Case Western Reserve University concluded the decline of the nation’s coal industry has been due to market forces and technology: “EPA rules have little to do with coal’s decline”, the analysis said. “Shale-gas competition has decimated coal.”

30. October 2016 by Terry Headley
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ACC Issues Statement on Case-Western Study Findings: Study’s Findings Don’t Reflect the Regulatory Reality 

WASHINGTON, DC (October 20, 2016)– A recent analysis by the Great Lakes Energy Institute (GLEI), of Case Western Reserve University, concludes the decline of the nation’s coal industry over the past eight years has been due to market forces and technology rather than the regulatory policies of the Obama Administration. “EPA rules have little to do with coal’s decline”, the analysis says. “Shale-gas competition has decimated coal.”

30. October 2016 by Terry Headley
Categories: American Coal Council, Cap & Trade, carbon, CCP, CCUS, Climate Change, CO2, coal, CPP, Energy, Energy Trading, enviro, EPA, Mercury, Mining, NSPS GHG, Policy, sequestration | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on ACC Issues Statement on Case-Western Study Findings: Study’s Findings Don’t Reflect the Regulatory Reality 

Tax oil to subsidize wind?

This article, originally published Feb 13, 2016, is printed here with permission of the author.

Obama wants to punish oil industry to advance climate agenda. So do Hillary, Bernie and Mike

by: Paul Driessen

If you want more of something, mandate it, subsidize it and exempt it from regulations. If you want less of something, punish it with taxes and regulations. Put more bluntly, the power to tax and regulate is the power to destroy. This is the First Rule of Government.

25. February 2016 by Jason Hayes
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Radio ads question climate concerns – recognize value of coal

The ICSC has released a series of radio ads in Washington, DC on WTOP and WMAL. The text of the ads is…

“President Obama wants to eliminate coal, our cheapest electricity source, in a vain attempt to control Earth’s climate. Power costs will soar with millions of jobs lost.
Science does not support Obama’s actions. Climate will continue to change no matter what we do.
Moreover, developing countries emit the most carbon dioxide. But under the Paris Agreement they don’t need to make any reductions. So even if the UN’s science were correct, America’s sacrifice would be for nothing.”

15. January 2016 by Jason Hayes
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