A Victory in the War Against Coal

10/16/2017 11:46

by Gwendalyn Carver


While running for president, Donald Trump promised to end President Barack Obama’s costly and ineffective Clean Power Plan (CPP). In a decision that will benefit consumers and producers of energy, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt recently announced the oppressive CPP will be rescinded.


The Heartland Institute played a key role in the decision to terminate the CPP. We are proud of this achievement, and we would like to ask for your support as we continue to fight for free-market reforms that will benefit all Americans.


For many years, Heartland has provided groundbreaking research and publications promoting the benefits of coal-generated power. Heartland’s Arthur B. Robinson Center on Climate and Environmental Policy is devoted to a wide range of environmental issues, including climate change, air and water pollution, public health, and energy policy.


The Heartland Institute is working hard to promote energy reform. As part of its efforts, Heartland has identified 10 important energy policy principles that free-market reformers should embrace to ensure the United States has a prosperous future:



1. Global warming is not a crisis.

2. End the war on fossil fuels.

3. Hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) is safe and beneficial.

4. National security requires affordable energy.

5. Energy self-sufficiency is achievable.

6. Air pollution is a fading challenge.

7. End subsidies to alternative energy producers.

8. Biofuels cannot replace oil.

9. Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards sacrifice lives for oil.

10. Replace the Environmental Protection Agency.


In early November, Heartland will release the fourth edition in its Patriot's Toolbox series. An entire chapter of this book is devoted to environmental and energy policy. We encourage you to download or purchase this book on Amazon.com.   On November 9, we will be hosting the America First Energy Conference in Houston, Texas. At this important event, prominent elected officials and leaders from America’s energy industry will discuss how to implement Trump’s America First Energy Plan.


The Heartland Institute connects users to the latest news, research, and commentary on a wide array of environmental and energy issues.  Please visit our webpage, Arthur B. Robinson Center on Climate and Environmental Policy, and learn about the latest in environmental and energy news.