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Court Decision Underscores EPA's Regulatory Overreach.

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 Communications Evan Tracey released the following statement:

"The full implications of this decision must be analyzed, but at first glance this appears to be very good news for Americans who depend on the reliable and affordable electricity generated by coal.

"More than a dozen states brought this case forward, and ACCCE commends them for the hard work and commitment they have shown in standing up for balanced environmental policies. The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule would have led to higher energy prices, job losses and premature coal plant retirements.

"Through existing law -- the EPA's Clean Air Interstate Rule -- and current and future investments in clean coal technology, air quality will continue to improve. Hopefully, today's decision will cause the EPA to reevaluate their overzealous approach, and pursue more balanced environmental and energy policies."


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 or
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