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Trump takes steps to stop coal plant closures; ACCCE supportive

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On 1 June, US President Donald Trump directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take immediate steps to stop the closure of more coal-fuelled power plants.

In response, ACCCE issued the following statement from Paul Bailey, President and CEO:

“We are pleased the Administration is taking steps that will help ensure that our nation’s electricity grid is resilient and reliable.

“Almost 40% of the nation’s coal fleet has shut down or is expected to close. The loss of fuel-secure electricity sources, especially coal-fuelled power plants, pose an increasing threat to the power grid, as well as to national security.

“We look forward to working with the Administration and other policymakers on both near-term and longer-term measures to ensure that the grid is not threatened by the loss of even more fuel-secure resources.”

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