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Sierra Club Applauds Treasury Department's Use of Overseas Coal Ban

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Monday, December 9, 2013
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Dan Byrnes (202) 495-3039 or daniel.byrnes@sierraclub.org

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the U.S. Department of Treasury voted against the funding of the 1,320-megawatt Jamshoro coal-fired power plant in Pakistan, just two months after the department updated and revised its guidance on funding coal-fired power to implement a key section of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.

 

In response, John Coequyt, Federal Policy Director of the Sierra Club’s International Climate Program, released the following statement:

 

“Today, the U.S. Department of Treasury voted the right way. The Sierra Club commends the Obama administration for following through on its promise to act on climate and protect communities from deadly carbon pollution.


“It’s clear to the world that coal sickens communities, pollutes our air and water, and threatens our children’s future. Dirty coal is no longer a worthwhile investment for the public when there are safer, cleaner, and cheaper alternatives like wind and solar energy available to power businesses and homes in America and across the globe.”

 

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