Head of coal advocacy group to retire this year

An advocacy group for the coal and coal-fired power industries, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, announced Feb. 28 that longtime President and CEO Stephen Miller will retire later this year.

Miller has served as the organization’s only full-time president and CEO since its creation. Originally, the organization engaged solely in government relations on behalf of the coal-fueled electricity industry at the regional, state and local levels. ACCCE now also performs federal governmental relations, policy analysis and development, as well as an integrated, national communications campaign.

“For the past 17 years, Steve Miller has done an outstanding job in leading ACCCE and articulating the importance of coal as a primary source of reliable, affordable energy in the United States,” said Norfolk Southern Railway CEO and ACCCE Board Chair Wick Moorman. “Everyone associated with ACCCE thanks Steve for his service and wishes him well in the future. The ACCCE board will conduct a thorough search to find the right candidate to serve as ACCCE’s next president and CEO.”

Norfolk Southern, one of the two major railroads in the eastern U.S. along with CSX Transportation, hauls a lot of coal.

“I have been proud to lead ACCCE as we have taken our message to policymakers and the American people that coal—our nation’s most abundant domestically-produced fuel—must play a vital role in our energy future,” Miller said.