EPA’s New Rules Put Power Plants in Jeopardy

For over a year, Keep Electricity Affordable has alerted supporters to the potentially costly impacts of the “Clean Power Plan,” the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) unprecedented – and possibly illegal – proposal to reform electricity generation and transmission in the United States.  

On August 3, the EPA released the final version of the Clean Power Plan, which calls for unreasonably stringent reductions of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by power plants. The concerns we raised in response to the original proposal remain just a serious now that the rule is final.

Business interests all across the U.S. are challenging the EPA on the legality and feasibility of the Clean Power Plan. One of those groups, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) – which represents the 42 million Americans who get power from electric cooperatives – is asking consumers to send the White House and Members of Congress asking that implementation of the Clean Power Plan be delayed until federal courts have had a chance to weigh in on these issues.   

Keep Electricity Affordable supports the NRECA effort and is asking for your support to raise that letter count by the tens of thousands. Make your voice heard by visiting the NRECA website and submitting your own letter to the White House and your Congressional representatives. It only takes a minute to help keep electricity affordable!

More about the issue: Check out our Clean Power Plan issue brief to get all the details about this unprecedented proposal.