Press Releases

Keeping Americans informed on energy and environmental issues is an important job. ACCCE is pleased to work with reporters, producers and editors to offer background information and interviews on an array of topics related to coal-based energy. If you are a member of the media and have questions about ACCCE and our issues, please contact:

Laura Sheehan –  Senior Vice President for Communications
Phone:
202-459-4867
E-mail:  press@cleancoalusa.org

  • 1.2.14
    Last week, The Washington Examiner published an op-ed by David Green, a coal miner from West Virginia. Green is the captain of the Coal River East Mine Rescue Team for Alpha Natural Resources. He took aim at the Obama Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency’s assault on coal:...
  • 12.9.13
    On Friday, December 6, the Bipartisan Policy Center held a day-long panel discussion on EPA’s forthcoming greenhouse gas emissions standards for existing power plants. EPA regulations have already contributed to the planned closure of more than 300 coal units in 33 states. This is reducing our fuel...
  • 10.30.13
    Statement from Laura Sheehan, Senior Vice President of Communications at the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE): “Following the lead of its colleagues at the EPA, the Treasury Department’s decision to halt public financing of coal projects overseas makes it clear the President...
  • 10.17.13
    Statement from Robert “Mike” Duncan, President & CEO of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE): “Before EPA shut off the lights at the outset of the government shutdown, the agency hastily released a schedule of proposed listening sessions on forthcoming regulations for...
  • 10.3.13
    Statement from Laura Sheehan, Senior Vice President of Communications for the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE):   “Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe today let down coal communities, families and energy workers across the state when he announced his...
  • 9.23.13
    Statement from ACCCE Senior Vice President Laura Sheehan Washington, D.C. - The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) issued the following statement today from Laura Sheehan, Senior Vice President for Communications, in response to Administrator McCarthy's insistence today at a...
  • 8.29.13
    During today’s forum on energy, each of the candidates for Virginia Governor addressed the need for coal as part of Virginia’s energy future.  In response to the forum, ACCCE President and CEO Robert M. “Mike” Duncan issued the following statement: “Today, Virginians heard about the future...
  • 5.16.13
      For Immediate Release: May 16, 2013   In response to today's confirmation of Ernest Moniz as U.S. Energy Secretary, ACCCE President and CEO Robert M. "Mike" Duncan released the following statement: "As America's leading power supplier, the coal industry looks forward to working...
  • 4.30.13
                   ACCCE COMMENDS SPONSORS OF COAL JOBS PROTECTION ACT Bill would help address some of the economic problems caused by EPA regulations WASHINGTON – This week, Senator McConnell, Senator Paul and Congresswoman Capito announced the...
  • 2.12.13
    WASHINGTON - The following statement was released today by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity President and CEO Robert M. "Mike" Duncan in advance of President Obama’s State of the Union Address:   "Clean coal is an essential part of our nation’s energy future. As the...
  • 2.8.13
    ACCCE to renew sponsorship of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s JR Motorsports at Key Races WASHINGTON – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity today announced the renewed sponsorship of a NASCAR Nationwide Series team, JR Motorsports, the racing operation owned by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Under the...
  • 1.22.13
      WASHINGTON D.C. – America’s working class and those on fixed-­‐‑ and lower-­‐‑incomes are suffering the most from increases in energy costs, according to a new study released today by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. The study finds that more than half of U.S. households...
  • 10.3.12
    WASHINGTON – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity today announced the launch of new ads telling voters that now is the time to stand up to the EPA’s anticoal agenda. The new campaign features three new ads that will air nationally on network and cable television. The ads are a...
  • 9.21.12
      Statement from ACCCE President and CEO Mike Duncan WASHINGTON – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity praised the passage of the “Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012,” which was voted on by the U.S. House of Representatives today.  The act combined several existing bills that...
  • 9.20.12
    Large Majority Believe EPA Making Decisions Based on Politics, Not Policy WASHINGTON – Independent and Democratic-leaning voters in the swing states of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia strongly support coal, according to new polling data released today by the American Coalition for Clean Coal...
  • 9.18.12
    WASHINGTON – Results of a new analysis show that more than 200 coal-based electric generating units are scheduled to be shut down due, at least in part, to regulations issued by the Environmental Protection Agency. The new analysis released today by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity...
  • 9.7.12
    More than 500 state leaders visit Speedway to learn how coal keeps electricity affordable, reliable and increasingly clean WASHINGTON – An ACCCE-sponsored event featuring JR Motorsports NASCAR drivers Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Cole Whitt drew more than 500 state leaders, delegates and elected...
  • 8.21.12
    WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia threw out the EPA’s “Cross-State Air Pollution Rule,” finding that the EPA exceeded its statutory authority with the rule.  In response to the ruling, ACCCE’s Senior Vice President for Communication Evan Tracey released...
  • 8.16.12
    WASHINGTON – Robert M. “Mike” Duncan has been named president and CEO of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, effective Sept. 10. Duncan brings wide experience in energy policy and business to ACCCE.  Working with elected officials at every level and in all political parties, he...
  • 7.30.12
      Ad Spotlights Importance of Coal-Fueled Electricity WASHINGTON – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity today announced the launch of a new ad featuring NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr.  The new campaign will air TV and radio ads nationally. “In my company, the cars run on...