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Upcoming EPA GHG rule to cost $50 billion annually

As if the MATs rule’s $10 billion+ annual price tag wasn’t enough, the US Chamber of Commerce has just released a study forecasting a further $50 billion per year in costs as a result of the EPA’s planned GHG rule for existing coal plants.

The (Intitute for 21st Century Energy)’s report concludes that the forthcoming regulations could diminish the nation’s coal-fired energy capabilities by a third, as plants unable to meet the new standards shutter. Coal currently represents roughly 40 percent of the country’s energy production, and is a major part of the employment picture in many states, including West Virginia, Kentucky, Wyoming and Pennsylvania.

30. May 2014 by Jason Hayes
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Regulatory burden stifling business

This U.S. Chamber blog post notes that increasingly complex  and expensive layers of regulation have gone well beyond the point of “establishing the rules of competition, ensuring a level playing field, governing participants behavior, and protecting consumers, public health and safety, private property, and environmental resources.”

2013 Federal Register

Sen Mike Lee’s picture of the 2013 Federal Register. Almost 80,000 pages of new regulations passed in 2013. Sen. Lee took this picture to compare the 2013 Federal Register (the pages in the case) with the laws passed by Congress and signed into law by the President (the stack of pages on top of the case).

29. May 2014 by Jason Hayes
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3 things about the EPA

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22. April 2014 by Jason Hayes
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Leaked Sierra Club docs show $150 million to spend on attacking coal

Leaked Sierra Club documents reveal the “green” group’s plans for their massive multi-million dollar “Beyond Coal” campaign. The confidential document shows that the group planned to spend $150 million dollars just attacking coal jobs and forcing energy prices higher.

“…we will run a strategic national campaign that pushes and supports EPA to issue a series of new pollution-cutting rules relating to each step in the coal lifecycle, including coal mining, coal burning, and disposal of coal ash.”

27. March 2014 by Jason Hayes
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EPA regs will harm U.S. manufacturing

Here’s a link to a new Heritage Foundation report on the impacts anti-coal EPA regs will have on American manufacturing capacity.

The Cost of EPA Regulations

The Cost of EPA Regulations: Source Heritage Foundation

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) forthcoming climate change regulations for new and existing electricity generating units have been appropriately labeled the “war on coal,” because the proposed limits for carbon dioxide emissions would essentially prohibit the construction of new coal-fired power plants and force existing ones into early retirement.

26. March 2014 by Jason Hayes
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Fox News reports on pending EPA GHG rule

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07. February 2014 by Jason Hayes
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Disregard for the human costs of lost coal jobs

Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) speaks on the floor of the House regarding lost Kentucky coal jobs.

“What bothers me about this is that there is a total disregard for the human cost to hard-working Americans, their families who have lost these paychecks, who have been laid off with no other economic opportunity.”

Barr relates some of the impacts that EPA regulations have had on coal mining in Kentucky in this video.

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07. February 2014 by Jason Hayes
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Sierra Club admits to spending $27 million to kill coal jobs

Tell me again that the Sierra Club is just a small, grassroots bunch of concerned citizens … who just happen to have a $27 million budget to blow on litigation.

A published report found the Sierra Club spent $27 million on its “Beyond Coal” campaign last year. Bill Raney, president of the West Virginia Coal Association, recently called that number “disturbing.”

The article by SNL Financial Dec. 2 attributed the $27 million figure to documents filed with the Internal Revenue Service. The SNL article quoted Bruce Nilles, Beyond Coal’s senior director, as saying a large share of that went to legal fees, and much of that was in appeals that targeted coal companies and coal-burning utilities.

06. December 2013 by Jason Hayes
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“My name is Shad Montgomery”

We recently received this letter from an ACC member company representative who asked that we consider reprinting it.

This letter was written and presented by a Mr. Shad Montgomery at the EPA’s Chicago Listening Session. Mr. Montgomery is the Safety Director at Sunrise Coal. His letter tells a story that is being heard throughout the coal industry. As increasingly strict EPA regulations forcibly shutter mines and coal plants, and stifle the new development of cleaner, more efficient coal plants, many in the coal industry are facing a bleak economic reality, as are their families and friends.

02. December 2013 by Jason Hayes
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David Green of Alpha Natural Resources speaks at DC Coal Rally

David Green is a natural spokesman for the coal industry. David is a West Virginia coal miner and mine rescue captain with Alpha Natural Resources. He is boldly speaking out to protect his chosen profession and industry, which provides hundreds of thousands of direct and indirect jobs, along with affordable, abundant, and increasingly clean electricity to people across the nation.

Alpha Natural Resources – David Green from GK Visual on Vimeo.

07. November 2013 by Jason Hayes
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