Craig Rucker Defends Coal

It is hard for me to quantify the gratitude I have for Craign Rucker and the work of CFACT.

EPA’s proposed regulations on new power plants will make it nearly impossible to construct a new coal plant in the United States.

If promulgated, these regulations will raise the price of electricity and potentially cause brownouts, while having no meaningful impact on world temperatures.

At the same time the U.S. is strangling electricity from coal, China, India and even Germany are increasing their coal use. To truly understand the futility of these destructive regulations, consider this: China added the equivalent of all U.S. coal plants in just five years, 2005-2009. From 2010-2013 it added half that much again.

How’s that for a carbon offset?

CFACT senior policy analyst Bonner Cohen presented testimony today at an EPA hearing on its proposed new power plant regulations in Washington, D.C. You can read his full testimony at

The Obama administration’s war on coal is a disaster in the making for the U.S. economy.

People need to learn the straight facts. CFACT is on the job.

For nature and people too,

Craig Rucker
Executive Director

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2 responses to “Craig Rucker Defends Coal

  1. There is no potential to it….we are all ready having “Brown Out’s with just ice / snow storm’s hitting the NE. When Ntrl Gas/oil is used up, sun is blocked most of day, wind either to much mph or not enought to turn the turnbines, deforestation is gone….what is left to keep you lights on and your rear end warm…………Yep:::: King Coal…………………….microman

  2. Well, you don’t see sunsets (or sunrises) in Beijing anymore (and masks are almost essential unless you want pulmonary problems. So I’m not sure that China is a country we want to emulate in this regard..

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