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The ACC makes every effort to advocate for coal as an abundant, reliable, affordable, and increasingly clean energy resource. We educate and inform our membership, elected officials, the public and the media through our various publications and online resources. With our industry facing unprecedented pressure from elected officials, regulators, and special interests, it is essential that we expand our communications and education efforts to help balance anti-coal misinformation. 

One example of our outreach can be found in our 2015 Tomorrow’s Leadership Council Annual Project document – the "Coal Communications Kit." We are posting this report to our website over the next two weeks. When it is published and available publicly, you will find the report on the ACC website in the "Issues" section, under the "Coal Communications Kit" menu option.

Please help us by sharing this pro-coal message with your organizations, your friends and family, and the broader public.

Please also be sure to add links to the ACC website and the Coalblog from your organization’s website, blog, or social media outlets

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  • When you speak with media representatives, please let them know about the ACC, our publications, and our events. Direct them to our website for more information on coal.
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As the next step in the Department of the Interior’s review of the federal coal program, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently announced the dates and locations for a series of public meetings in May and June to solicit public input.  These meetings will provide the public with opportunities to help the BLM identify and evaluate potential reforms to the federal coal program. This recent announcement follows last month’s publication of a Notice of Intent to conduct a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) that began a formal, comprehensive review of the federal coal program. ...

Each public scoping meeting is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. local time in the following six locations:                                        
May 17, 2016 - Casper Events Center, 1 Events Center Drive, Casper, WY 82601
May 19, 2016 - Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
May 26, 2016 - Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St., Knoxville, TN 37902
June 16, 2016 - Pittsburgh Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
June, 2016 - Seattle, To be announced
June 23, 2016 - Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St., Grand Junction, CO 81501

The meetings in Casper, Seattle and Pittsburgh will be live-streamed at www.blm.gov/live, and all six meetings will have a listen-only audio link via telephone.  Those who attend the meetings in person and who wish to speak will be asked to sign-in.  Speakers will be called upon on a first-come, first-served basis and will be accommodated to the fullest extent possible given the space and time available.  Those interested in attending should check the BLM Coal PEIS website prior to the meeting for additional information.

Written comments may be submitted until July 23, 2016, using one of the following methods:

Coal Programmatic EIS Scoping
Bureau of Land Management
20 M St. SE, Room 2134 LM
Washington, D.C. 20003

The Interior Department will release an interim report on the PEIS by the end of 2016.  The interim report will contain a summary of substantive comments received during the public scoping period and conclusions from the scoping process about potential planning alternatives results. The comprehensive review is expected to take approximately three years to complete.

Additional information on the PEIS can be found here, and additional information on the federal coal program can be found here.
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May 6 QER Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa & Upcoming Meetings in Texas, California and Georgia

On May 6 at 8:30 a.m., the Quadrennial Energy Review Task Force will hold a public stakeholder meeting at the State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa. It will also be livestreamed at energy.gov/live.

This meeting is the third of six regional QER public input meetings, all of which are based on wholesale market footprints as a convenient approach to capturing and assisting the Interagency QER Task Force in understanding the nation’s regional electricity diversity, which is characterized by differing resource mixes, state policies, and a host of other factors.

In addition to the May 6 meeting in Des Moines the Quadrennial Energy Review Task Force will hold public stakeholder meetings this spring in the following locations:

1. Monday, May 9, 9:30 a.m., at the University of Texas, Peter O' Donnell, Jr. Applied Computational Engineering and Sciences Building, Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302), 201 E. 24th Street, Austin, Texas.
2. Tuesday, May 10, 9:00 a.m., at City Hall, Tom Bradley Tower Room, 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, California.
3. Tuesday, May 24, 10:00 a.m., Georgia Tech GTRI Conference Center, 250 14th Street, NW, Atlanta, Georgia.

The purpose of the meetings is to solicit input on issues covering electricity from generation to end-use. Each meeting will feature remarks by government officials, moderated panel discussions from a diverse group of energy policy experts from the private and public sector, and an opportunity for you to provide comments during an open microphone session.

Meeting agendas and a background memo will be posted at energy.gov/qer.
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Each year we publish a Membership Directory with contact information for each of our member companies.

As a benefit of membership, we make this Directory available for ACC members to download (in PDF format). Click here or on the graphic below to download the 2016 Membership Directory.

As the Membership Directory is a membership benefit, we ask that you please refrain from sharing this file with anyone outside of your own organization.
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The American Coal Council's (ACC) Communications Committee serves as a sounding board for the ACC staff and board of directors, providing feedback on strategies and tactics associated with ACC communications and marketing materials.

Would you like to be involved with guiding the industry’s communications and outreach? If you are interested in joining the ACC’s Communications Committee, please contact either Betsy Monseu or Jason Hayes at 202-756-4540 or info@americancoalcouncil.org.
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Training and Education
Overview of Global Carbon Capture Use/Storage Projects and Prospects for Furthering International Cooperation

Coal Utilization Research Council (CURC)
Shannon Angielski, Executive Director
Douglas Carter, Independent Contractor & former Director, Office of Planning and Environmental Analysis, Office of Fossil Energy, DOE

Thursday, May 19, 2016 ~ 2-3 pm Eastern

In the aftermath of the195 nations meeting at the Conference of the Paris last December, how does the global status of CO2 Capture Use/Storage (CCUS) technology development support new carbon policies that may be put in place around the world – or does it? With worldwide coal demand already increasing to almost 8 billion tons in 2014 and the expectation of further growth, is there a coalescing of commitment to achieve broad deployment of CCUS worldwide as a cost-effective decarbonization strategy? What are the prospects and what will stimulate timely, effective international development?

Join us as Shannon Angielski and Doug Carter discuss the new global CCUS study completed by the Coal Utilization Research Council in concert with Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Development Organization (NEDO). They will address: 
• Lessons learned from successful and unsuccessful CCUS projects around the world 
• Government support and financial incentives
• Perspectives from the private sector
• Options for multinational collaboration and next steps

Register Today:
There is no charge for members of the American Coal Council, but pre-registration is required.
Non-members may register for a fee of $50.
Space is limited to the first 50 registrants. Register TODAY!
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Calendar of Events
Mark your calendars for these upcoming 2016 ACC events:

Be sure to watch the events page on the new ACC website for registration and event information for our conferences and monthly webcast programs

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American Coal Magazine
Intercontinental Exchange on Monday (April 4) launched a new U.S. coal futures contract, and corresponding futures options contract, for Illinois Basin coal, the first coal futures contract for the U.S. market since October 2014.
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This is pretty exciting news from MIT.

Most of the world’s nations have agreed to make substantial reductions in their greenhouse gas emissions, but achieving these goals is still a considerable technological, economic, and political challenge. The International Energy Agency has projected that, even with the new agreements in place, global coal-fired power generation will increase over the next few decades. Finding a cleaner way of using that coal could be a significant step toward achieving carbon-emissions reductions while meeting the needs of a growing and increasingly industrialized world population.
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Environmentalists wield powerful Endangered Species Act to kill jobs, impoverish families

The abuse of environmentalist power to hurt people never stops.

"Another one gone," began the Lost Coast Outpost’s report in late January. A.A. "Red" Emmerson, chairman of Sierra Pacific Industries, announced the permanent closure of its sawmill on Samoa Peninsula in Arcata, California – with the loss of 123 crew member jobs (and over 100 secondary jobs that depended on sawmill employment).

Regulatory burdens and reduced allowable harvests from federal forests are the primary reasons for the closure, Emmerson said.

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