The American Coal Council 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.


ACC Statement on EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule

The American Coal Council appreciates the administration’s continuing focus on regulatory reform, and EPA’s proposal to replace the prior administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) with the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule announced today is another big step forward. The ACE rule includes a return to an “inside the fence line” basis for determining the Best System of Emissions Reduction (BSER) for greenhouse gases. The BSER will apply to individual stationary electric generating sources. The rule focuses on efficiency improvements to reduce emissions. Importantly, it addresses the longstanding regulatory “New Source Review” barrier to improvement projects at power plants.

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August 20, 2018

The ACC recently submitted comments on CEQ’s consideration of revisions to update and improve the environmental analysis and review process. Priority must be given to streamlining the analysis-review-decision processes, reducing timeframes, and coordinating project reviews when performed by multiple agencies.

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Calendar & Events

ACC 2018 COAL TRADING CONFERENCE Crowne Plaza Times Square

December 3-4, 2018 – New York, NY


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