ACCCE Statement Regarding the Senate Vote on the Murkowski Disapproval ResolutionALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today the U.S. Senate failed to pass a disapproval resolution introduced by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), that would restrict the EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions in advance of comprehensive climate legislation. In reaction to that vote, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity President and CEO Steve Miller released the following statement:
"ACCCE will continue to support efforts to prevent piecemeal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions and allow Congress to enact a more effective approach to address climate change."
"Today's vote demonstrated there is significant bipartisan opposition to EPA regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act and support for allowing Congress to address climate change through federal legislation. The way the federal government proceeds will touch every American's life, from their electricity bills to the economy as a whole. That's why it is so important that our nation take the necessary time to address the challenge of climate change in a thoughtful manner. We commend Senator Murkowski for introducing the resolution and other Senators who supported its passage.
"ACCCE has consistently supported a federal legislative approach as the best means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, while preserving jobs and growing the economy, enhancing energy security, and keeping electricity affordable for Americans.
"ACCCE will continue to support efforts to prevent piecemeal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions and allow Congress to enact a more effective approach to address climate change.
The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) is a non-profit, non-partisan partnership of companies involved in producing electricity from coal. Because coal is America's most abundant energy resource, 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
Posted: June 10, 2010
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