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ACC Comments on Regulations

Click here to see the collection of ACC statements and comments regarding proposed and recent regulations / rules.

ACC Applauds action on stream rule (2.3.17)

WASHINGTON, DC (February 3, 2017)The congressional action this week to strike down the “Stream Protection Rule” issued December 19, 2016 by the Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement is a welcome step in the right direction for the federal government and for coal. The swift action recognizes the severe flaws in a regulation that would needlessly restrict access to our nation’s abundant coal reserves, increase mining costs, erode federal and state tax revenues, and result in the loss of high numbers of well-paying jobs.
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ACC Welcomes Confirmation of Pruitt as EPA Chief


WASHINGTON, DC (February 17, 2017) – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed today as the new Chief Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The American Coal Council welcomes the confirmation of Mr. Pruitt.

In his capacity as Oklahoma AG, Scott Pruitt was a leader in challenging unwarranted regulation and fought against overreach by federal agencies.”

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Join the ACC


The members of the American Coal Council (ACC) and the Coal Trading Association (CTA) approved the combination of the two associations effective February 13, 2017. The combined organization will operate under the existing ACC name and organizational structure.

In the future, coal trading matters will be addressed by a new ACC Coal Trading Committee, and coal trading events and information will be available here on the ACC website.

You’ll find the ACC Staff List with contact information here on the ACC website under “News and Press”. You may also email us at

We look forward to your participation in the ACC! 



ACC represents the collective interests of the American coal industry ~ from the hole-in-the-ground to the plug-in-the-wall ~ in advocating for coal as an economic, abundant and environmentally sound fuel source.

ACC serves as an essential resource for industry, policy makers and public interest groups. The Association supports activities and objectives that advance coal supply, consumption, transportation and trading.

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