ALG releases ad urging expansion of electric grid with coal and nuclear power

June 12, 2017, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement announcing a new Americans for Limited Government video ad, “Crisis Point,” urging Congress to expand the electric grid with coal and nuclear power:

“For the first time in at least a decade, a new coal mine opened this week in Pennsylvania. Only one new nuclear power plant has come online in the past 20 years. In the meantime, the federal government has waged a war on coal with crushing regulations that is taxing our grid capacity, which has not grown at all in a decade even as residential use was increasing. We have reached the crisis point, where the economy cannot grow and enough new, good-paying jobs cannot be created without expanding the grid particularly in the industrial sector with coal and nuclear. If America wants to be a manufacturing powerhouse again, we need more power, and expanding the use of coal and nuclear to fuel this expansion just makes sense.”


“Crisis Point,” Americans for Limited Government, June 12, 2017 at

“Infrastructure Requires Electrical Grid Expansion For National Security, Jobs,” By Ken Blackwell and Rick Manning, June 6, 2017 at

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