Energy Group Responds to Nuclear Power Plant Crisis in Japan;

Mar 14, 2011, 16:46 ET from American Council for Affordable and Reliable Energy

says Japan nuclear plant crisis spotlights the need for safety in electricity generation

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Council for Affordable and Reliable Energy (ACARE) today stated that the ongoing nuclear power plant crisis in Japan underscores the importance of safety in power generation.

"ACARE continues to support all forms of electricity generation including coal, natural gas, nuclear and renewable sources," said ACARE executive director Mike Carey, "but in addition to electricity generation being affordable and reliable, it must also be safe."

Carey also had a word of warning for policymakers in Washington, D.C., stating that, "As the Obama administration and its Environmental Protection Agency jeopardize America's energy supply, jobs, families, economy and safety though its war against fossil fuels like coal and natural gas, ACARE is committed to working with Congress to ensure that America's sources of electricity continue to remain affordable, reliable and safe."

The American Council for Affordable and Reliable Energy advocates public policies on energy that will fuel our high standard of living, protect a clean environment and serve as bridge to the future of energy. These public policies should not arbitrarily or unfairly discriminate among energy sources and should be based on sound science and cost-effective and growth-promoting government regulation.

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