Dale Jr. Visits State-of-the-Art Clean Coal Mine in Pennsylvania

Posted by ACCCE at 1:26 pm, October 11, 2013

Dale Earnhardt, Jr., America’s most popular NASCAR driver, recently toured CONSOL Energy’s Enlow Fork mine which is a part of the Bailey Mine Complex, the largest underground mine in the world and one of the most advanced and safest mines ever built. The complex produces nearly 20 million tons of coal each year.

Dale Jr. saw up close how CONSOL is using cutting edge technology on the front end of the process to produce clean coal electricity. The Pennsylvania mine is a vital asset to America’s energy future as it provides the first step towards delivering affordable electricity to businesses and families.

As ACCCE President and CEO Mike Duncan stated, this CONSOL Energy mine “is a true marvel of modern engineering” and shows how the coal-based electricity industry has pioneered “innovations in the realm of safety and beyond.”

After visiting the mine, Dale Jr. said, “Coal is an essential fuel for electricity production and coal keeps electricity prices down. America’s families and businesses rely heavily on affordable and reliable coal–from manufacturing to motorsports and everything in between.”

While at the mine, the 19-time NASCAR winner spent time talking with CONSOL employees and guests, signing autographs and taking pictures.

Jimmy Brock, CONSOL Energy’s Chief Operating Officer of Coal Operations, said “Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his team are one of the elite groups in racing and we are honored to host them. NASCAR is a great way for our industry to reach out to American families about the important role coal plays in delivering affordable power for the American economy. Many of our miners are NASCAR fans and it was a special day to host Dale Earnhardt Jr. We are excited to have him here today to learn about how coal keeps electricity affordable, reliable and increasingly clean.”

Stand with Dale Jr. and millions of Americans. Go to EPARegsCostJobs.com today and tell the EPA that clean coal technology means affordable energy and American jobs.

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