NMA writes FERC on need for coal-based generation

President & CEO
May 7, 2009

The Honorable Jon Wellinghoff
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20426

Dear Chairman Wellinghoff:

I am writing in response to remarks attributed to you at a recent meeting of the United States Energy Association (USEA) in which you reportedly dismissed the need for new coal-based electricity generation or, indeed, any type of baseload generation. Perhaps the full context in which your remarks appeared would dispel some of the concerns they have raised among coal producers and users of reliable low-cost, coal-based electricity, among others….more at National Mining Association