Last week it was our pleasure to host Governor Bobby Jindal as a keynote speaker at our annual meeting. Governor Jindal spoke to leaders of our industry, laid out the challenges we face and the role he sees coal playing in our energy future.
In his home state of Louisiana, coal is the second leading electricity generator, accounting for about 1/4 of the electricity production in the state.
Coal isn’t just the second largest source of power in Louisiana, it’s also a major economic driver. The port of New Orleans is now the second highest volume coal port in the U.S.
With coal playing such a large role in the state, it’s no surprise that Gov. Jindal supports coal as a part of our energy mix for years to come.
“Coal will certainly continue to be an important part of our energy economy, and anything we do to inhibit the industry’s ability to continue delivering affordable, reliable electricity is doing harm to us all.”
With leaders like Gov. Jindal supporting our industry, we’ll continue to strive to create cleaner, more efficient technology for generating coal-fueled electricity.
What we won’t do, is sit on the sidelines while the EPA and this administration enact harmful regulations to stifle an industry American families rely on. Gov. Jindal put it best when he said:
“We need Washington D.C. to get out of the way. Let’s reduce energy consumption through efficiency and innovation, not austerity.”
We need you to stand with Gov. Jindal and with America’s Power. Go to www.EPARegsCostJobs.com and sign our letter to the EPA. Help us protect coal communities.