HUNTINGTON — Natural Resource Partners, L.P. (NRP) presented the 9th Annual Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce Energy & Natural Resources Symposium at the St. Mary’s Center for Education Oct. 12 in Huntington. American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) President Robert M. “Mike” Duncan was the featured speaker at the event, which focused on a serious threat to future of the coal industry – the EPA’s GHG regulations.
Nearly 100 people attended the meeting to discuss what NRP COO Nick Carter says is an attack by the government to put coal companies out of business. It took place at the St. Mary’s Center for Education in Huntington.
It’s clear that battle lines have been drawn, and the war between the coal industry and clean air legislation is burning.
“We are under attack,” Duncan said. “The fact that we need better regulations to produce new coal plants in the country. Also we need to preserve the existing coal plants but that coal has a future in the country.”
John Lyons, assistant secretary for climate policy for the Energy and Environment Cabinet and Paul Bailey, vice president for federal affairs and policy for ACCCE were also featured speakers.