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Pennsylvania Coal Alliance Statement on EPA’s Proposed Rule to Limit Carbon Emissions from Coal and Natural Gas Power Plants

May 11, 2023

HARRISBURG, PA – While today’s announcement by the Biden Administration to target fossil fuel-fired power plant emissions may sound pleasing to environmentalists, it fails to take into consideration the detrimental effect it will have on daily lives and pocketbooks of Americans and businesses who will be forced to pay more for electricity that ultimately will become less reliable.

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Pennsylvania Coal Alliance Statement on the Closure of Homer City Generating Station

April 3, 2023

HARRISBURG, PA – “Poor policy decisions, including the mere threat of Pennsylvania joining the RGGI carbon tax scheme, coupled with serious flaws in PJM’s capacity market have led to unfortunate realities like the closure of Homer City. PJM recently acknowledged significant grid failure concerns as it increasingly relies on sources that do not have on-site fuel, and when needed most do not perform when called upon. The retirement of reliable and resilient baseload coal-fired generation will only compound the challenges the grid will have in the future.”

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March 1, 2023 – The nation’s largest electricity market is warning that it will face a steep capacity shortfall by the close of the decade as forced power plant retirements far outpace planned additions. Policy-driven closures of primarily coal plants threaten to leave PJM Interconnection – which serves 65 million Americans in 13 states and the District of Columbia – not only short of capacity but facing a reliability crisis during periods of peak demand.

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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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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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