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Read more on the efforts to keep coal remains in Pennsylvania’s energy mix.

Coal, once left for dead, now making a comeback

December 26, 2022

PITTSBURGH, PA – The Covid-19 pandemic’s beginnings in early 2020 caused hard times in the coal industry, including a sharp drop in demand that led to shut mines and layoffs across companies, including in Pennsylvania. But the energy crisis of 2021 and 2022 has helped get the industry back on its feet.

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July 8, 2022

HARRISBURG – Today, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania enjoined Governor Tom Wolf from implementing and enforcing the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) carbon tax regulation. This is a significant win for Pennsylvania families and employers, and paves the way for the courts to reject this unconstitutional and illegal regulatory tax that was targeting both Pennsylvania’s own energy resources and consumers pocketbooks.

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Facing Soaring Electricity Prices, Potential Blackouts and a Global Energy Crisis, Voters Strongly Support Action to Preserve the Coal Fleet and Ramp up Domestic Coal Production

June 16, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today released polling that shows, in the face of rising warnings over rolling blackouts, nearly 8 in 10 voters – including a majority of Democrats, Republicans and Independents – want the U.S. government to take action to prevent premature closings of functioning power plants until replacement generating capacity is built and online. The same polling found that nearly 9 in 10 voters are also concerned about rising electricity rates.

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Pennsylvania Coal Companies Acknowledged for Mine Reclamation Enhancements on Earth Day

HARRISBURG, PA (April 22, 2022) – The Pennsylvania Coal Alliance (PCA) is celebrating Earth Day 2022 by recognizing the efforts of member companies who made a commitment to reclaiming coal mine sites. The PA Coal Reclamation Awards are meant to highlight companies that exceed federal and state regulations to transform former mining operations into land with environmentally sound conditions and productive uses during the 2021 calendar year.

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Take Action

A carbon tax is a significant public policy proposal and should be debated through proper legislative procedure. Tell your lawmakers to support Senate Bill 119 (SB119) and House Bill 637 (HB637) requiring legislative approval before Pennsylvania is allowed to unilaterally impose a carbon tax that would impose a significant cost on Pennsylvania consumers and businesses.

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