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New EPA Rules Cost Jobs and Growth
A wave of U.S. EPA regulations would reduce coal use and cost families an average of $270 every year -- at a time when millions are struggling. Low-cost energy from coal is an engine of economic growth, responsible for nearly 7 million jobs and $1 trillion in GDP. Take action to keep costs low and jobs at home.
VIDEO: Coal - The Current That Runs Through Life
From the bright lights of a downtown city to the subtle lamplight of a family reading together, coal is the current that runs through life – as highlighted in a new video by the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance.
In I Am Coal: The Power of Now, a narrator explains, “Solar and wind offer promise, but the promise of coal is being kept right now. Today. The equation is simple: Electricity, heat, light and security; better health, greater wealth; and an immeasurably better quality of life,” the video continues. “Only coal can provide enough electricity to energize the world. Coal. The power of now.”
Consider sharing this video via email and social networks. You also can find out more about the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance: http://www.pacoalalliance.com.
Prairie State Reveals Power of Advaned Coal Technology
Advanced energy technologies can reindustrialize America and create millions of real green jobs. These highly efficient supercritical coal-fueled power plants have one-fifth the emissions of the existing fleet and 15 percent to 40 percent less carbon dioxide.
For a powerful example, consider Prairie State in Lively Grove, Illinois, the largest new U.S. coal-fueled generating plant to be built in the last quarter century. A new video highlights Prairie State’s role in creating low-cost, clean energy. Within the next 30 years, Prairie State is expected to inject an estimated $22 billion into the Southern Illinois economy; the plant has already created 4,000 jobs at peak construction.
Learn more about how supercritical technologies like Prairie State can fuel a low-carbon, high-growth economy and reindustrialize America at CoalCanDoThat.com. Also, consider watching, “liking” and sharing the following the Prairie State YouTube video at http://youtu.be/0wPGbnwr1i8. For more information on the Prairie State Energy Campus visit http://www.prairiestateenergycampus.com/
VIDEO: Expanding Coal Exports Grows Jobs and Economies
Isn't it time the U.S. began exporting products again? A new video released by the Alliance for Northwest Jobs & Exports poses this essential question, and answers "Yes!" Building proposed export terminals in the Northwest – and expanding existing ones – could create thousands of temporary and permanent family-wage jobs and roughly $25 million in annual taxes. This translates into more money for schools, emergency services, roads and critical social services. Besides helping the region’s sluggish economy, any terminals would undergo rigorous environmental reviews. And a new study shows that exporting coal from the Powder River Basin would drive $2 billion to $6 billion in economic benefits annually. Perhaps that's why Northwest residents support coal exports by a two-to-one ratio.
National Mining Association Launches Count on Coal Initiative
Count on Coal, a new initiative from the National Mining Association, has launched a pro-coal YouTube campaign to educate voters before the Nov. 6 election.
As Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan notes in one video, “We have so much coal in this country, we can burn it in a clean way. It creates jobs. It makes us less dependent on foreign sources of energy.”
Another video of a coal rally features the words of miner Dwight Dehart: “Coal mining is my life… It keeps the lights on. It keeps America running.”
You can learn more at the Count on Coal YouTube channel, http://www.youtube.com/CountonCoal. Feel free to “like” the videos on YouTube or share them via social networks.