The Council challenges the notion that expanding coal use is the answer to America's energy future. The continued reliance on this dirty fuel has major implications for America’s environment, public health and ability to address climate change. America is at an energy crossroads –it can continue to over rely on fossil fuels such as coal and oil and pay the resulting high health and security costs, or it can embrace the emerging green economy, which will create domestic jobs, increase energy security and decrease health care costs associated with air pollution by investing in and encouraging the use of energy efficiency and alternative energy such as wind and solar.
The Council will continue its work to protect everyone’s right to breathe clean air by advocating for tougher regulations for CCW; opposing the use of coal-to-liquids; speaking out in favor of forthcoming EPA rules that would further reduce harmful emissions from burning coal; and opposing mountaintop removal mining and the construction of new coal plants in Pennsylvania in favor of increased energy efficiency measures.
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