HOUSTON – Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is pleased to welcome the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance as its newest affiliate member.

The Pennsylvania Coal Alliance (Alliance), founded in 2012, is an initiative of Pennsylvania bituminous coal mining operators, their employees, and industry suppliers to educate the public and policymakers about the coal industry in Pennsylvania.

“The Pennsylvania Coal Alliance is pleased to partner with the Consumer Energy Alliance,” said the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance CEO John Pippy. “We share many common interests, including the need for affordable and reliable electricity. At a time when many seem to be trying to eliminate coal as an energy source, the Energy Alliance understands the value and importance of coal. We look forward to working together to illuminate the need for reasonably priced and readily available power.”

“CEA is proud to welcome the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance as our newest member,” said CEA President David Holt. “An ‘all of the above’ approach to meeting our constantly growing energy needs is vital to ensuring continued growth and prosperity, and coal should be part of that mix. The recently announced power regulations from the US EPA could impact our electricity mix, raising consumer costs and negatively impacting grid reliability. CEA looks forward to working with the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance and all our members to ensure that there continues to be a thoughtful and constructive conversation about our electricity reliability to ensure rate payers and elected officials make informed decisions that do not harm consumers and our nation’s energy security.”

For more information on Pennsylvania Coal Alliance, visit their website.

For more information on Consumer Energy Alliance, please visit ConsumerEnergyAlliance.org or contact Amelie Hereford at (713) 337-8833, ahereford@consmerenergyalliance.org.