Last year, cooperative members across the nation helped the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association tell the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about our concerns concerning the EPA’s proposed “Clean Power Plan.”
In all, more than 1 million Americans sent messages through Action.coop and TellEPA.com because EPA’s actions jeopardize rural America’s supply of safe, affordable and reliable electricity.
The EPA addressed a few concerns in its final rule. But the rule still has serious flaws.
It is outside of the EPA’s authority. It will force electric co-ops to close power plants that consumers should be able to rely on for decades to come. Most importantly, without these plants, many co-op members will face higher energy bills.
Even though the rule is final, electric cooperatives aren’t giving up.
Instead, we are filing suit, asking a federal court to turn back this harmful rule.
For more information about our fight and how to stay involved visit www.action.coop.