AEA to Congress: Stop the War on Coal

WASHINGTON D.C. — American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle sent a letter today to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives to urge their support of H.R. 3409, the “Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012.”

“For nearly four years, the Obama administration has directed an aggressive regulatory assault on American families, pumping billions of taxpayer dollars into failed renewable energy industries while actively harming the domestic coal industry,” Pyle wrote.

“By supporting H.R. 3409, Members of Congress will stand with U.S. coal against the growing regulatory hostility from Washington and an onslaught of misleading advertising campaigns by special interests beholden to well-funded extremists on the environmental left.  These efforts — some of which are now led by former EPA Administrator Al Armendariz, who promised to ‘crucify’ fossil fuel industries — must be stopped. Now is the time.

“The objective of the current ‘war on coal’ is clear: weaken America’s position in the global economy, handicap fossil fuel industries to make the administration’s favored renewable sources appear more affordable, and deny the American people the right to access abundant coal resources that have the potential to power our economy for hundreds of years . . . Will you stand with President Obama, who famously promised to bankrupt the American coal industry? Or will you stand with American energy — powered by affordable, reliable coal that provides heat, light, and jobs for millions of American homes.”

To read Pyle’s entire letter, click here.


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