Be sure to set aside August 8-10 in your calendars!!
The ACC's 2015 Tomorrow's Leadership Council
recently developed a "Coal Communications Kit"
to help coal advocates educate, inform, build bridges, and counter misinformation about coal. This document provides ideas and information that coal industry employees and others can use to improve communications and relations with others in the public realm.
Whether you're on an airplane, at a business or community event, or seeking to inform relatives and firends, coal advocates now have useful facts and information to assist them in communicating the importance, value, and benefits of coal in U.S. energy production.
1. Technological improvements in the coal industry
2. Airborne emissions and emissions reduction
3. Scalability of coal as an energy resource
4. Comparisons of coal vs. other fuels/energy resources
5. Coal’s role in grid reliability
6. Climate change
7. The costs of not using coal
8. Coal's role in international trade
9. Impacts of mining coal
10. Coal and resource depletion
11. EPA regulations
12. Pollution in China
The Coal Communication Kit
provides ready responses to commonly held negative notions about coal. It offers convenient "elevator speeches", Facebook posts, and Tweets, as well as more detailed information and resources.
We’re confident coal advocates will find this information useful and easy to share. Be sure to check out the Coal Communications Kit
, use it in your discussions with friends, the media, elected officials, and others. Then, please be sure to share the Coal Communications Kit
on your social media accounts. Spread the information around so everyone can access it!
Have you checked out the ACC’s social media outlets lately?
Please be sure to follow @AmericanCoal. Tweet "shout outs" and links to @AmericanCoal, along with coal-related hashtags: #coal, #climate, #CCS, #CCT, etc.
Please be sure to like and share ACC’s page and posts with your company and personal accounts
If your company has tech or social media savvy employees, or employees
with graphic design capabilities that are willing to donate time to help prepare infographics, social media posts, write articles, etc., please let the ACC know – email@example.com
We’re repeating last month’s note on the DOI Federal Coal Program hearings as there are still meetings being held in June.
As the next step in the Department of the Interior’s review of the federal coal program, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is holding a series of public meetings 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 announcement follows the previous 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 locations:
June 21, 2016 Sheraton Seattle Downtown
1400 6th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
June 23, 2016 Two Rivers Convention Center / Avalon Theater
159 Main St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
June 28, 2016 Pittsburgh Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The meetings in Seattle and Pittsburgh will be live-streamed at www.blm.gov/live
, and all 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
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.
Thank you to our Champion Sponsors!!
Thank you to our Patron Sponsors!!
You are invited to join an exclusive group of American Coal Council (ACC) member companies who have elevated their level of commitment to the ACC through their Annual Sponsorship
support. In doing so, these companies have also gained recognition as industry leaders in supporting the ACC’s objective to advance the development and utilization of coal as an economic, abundant and environmentally sound fuel source.
to learn more about the benefits and opportunities associated with an annual ACC sponsorship.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training and Education
The State of Climate Police and Science - An Expensive Non-Solution to an Unlikely Problem
David W. Kreutzer, Ph.D
Senior Research Fellow, Energy Economics and Climate Change,
Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity, The Heritage Foundation
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 ~ 2-3 pm Eastern
Two recent papers by paper by Dr. David W. Kreutzer and his colleagues present information for climate policy consideration and response. One paper discusses climate science aspects, which is both important and relevant to policymakers, industry, and the public as measures to address carbon emissions are advanced domestically and globally. The other paper focuses on the economic implications of the Paris Protocol.
Join us as Dr. Kreutzer discusses the results of Heritage’s most recent research on these issues. Included will be following:
• Actual data are not trending to an imminent climate crisis
• Climate policies would be ineffective even if we were heading to a crisis
• The economic impact of these ineffective policies
• The way forward on energy policy
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!
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
American Coal Magazine
Now what? That’s the question many are asking after the U.S. Supreme Court rightly decided to put the brakes on President Obama’s so-called "Clean Power Plan."
By placing a stay on implementation of the President’s carbon rule, the Court temporarily removed States from the EPA’s regulatory crosshairs. Unfortunately, the Court’s decision to grant a stay does not mean that these potentially devastating carbon regulations are dead in the water.
Be sure to also "like" and "share" these articles with
your social media contacts! Help us get the word out!!
Over several months of 2015, the market share of natural gas generation exceeded that of coal-fueled generation as a combination of mild heating season weather and retirement of coal plants nudged natural gas into the lead position toward the end of the year. With coal retirements largely behind, and cheap natural gas ahead, what production levels face the restructured coal markets?
Be sure to also "like" and "share" these articles with your social media contacts! Help us get the word out!!
The American Coal Council and Naylor Association Solutions have partnered together to provide the American coal industry with a wide variety of print, digital, and online advertising opportunities.
Be sure to check out our Media Guide & Rate Card
with all the information that you need to advertise in any of our publications.
Remember that ACC Members receive a 10% discount on all advertising rates listed in our Media Guide.