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.”

Attachments:

“Crisis Point,” Americans for Limited Government, June 12, 2017 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9aDX3c8Px4&feature=youtu.be

“Infrastructure Requires Electrical Grid Expansion For National Security, Jobs,” By Ken Blackwell and Rick Manning, June 6, 2017 at https://townhall.com/columnists/kenblackwell/2017/06/06/infrastructure-requires-electrical-grid-expansion-for-national-security-jobs-n2336908

Interview Availability: Please contact Americans for Limited Government at 703-383-0880 ext. 106 or at media@limitgov.org to arrange an interview with ALG experts.

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