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ACC Advances the Power, the Promise & the Pride of America’s Coal Industry

Industry Focused Education, Networking & Advocacy

American Coal Council (ACC) provides relevant educational programs, market intelligence, advocacy support and peer-to-peer networking forums to advance members’ commercial and professional development interests.

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.

The ACC's predecessor organization, the Western Coal Council (WCC) was founded in 1982 as the Western Coal Export Council (WCEC), a private industry trade group formed to promote exports of western U.S. coal to the Pacific Rim. In 1986, the WCEC changed its name to the Western Coal Council to more accurately reflect the association's support of both domestic and international markets.