As the newly-elected and reelected governors of Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming set their term agendas, now is the time to let them know how important affordable electricity is to our way of life in the West.
Threats & Solutions
On Tuesday, October 21, Ross Eisenberg of the National Association of Manufacturers jumped on the line with Keep Electricity Affordable supporters for a telephone town hall to discuss how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan would affect consumers in the West.
When it comes to the EPA’s proposed rule on existing power generation, everyone seems to have an opinion. The proposed change to Section 111d of the Clean Air Act is known as the Clean Energy Plan, with much of the EPA’s rhetoric speaking very positively about the propose rule and how the benefits to society far outweigh any negative aspects of implementation. Many do not share the EPA’s perspective on the Clean Energy Plan.
On June 2, 2014, the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy, formally announced the issuance of new rules that will significantly impact how electricity is generated in the United States. Whether you support or oppose the proposed rules for existing plants, they represent one of the most significant shifts in energy policy that has occurred in this country in decades.
On Thursday, March 6, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Electricity Security and Affordability Act by a bipartisan vote of 229 to 183. The bill, HR 3826, would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set a more reasonable path forward for regulative power plant emissions.
Now is the time to contact policymakers in support of H.R. 2218 to ensure an effective, sensible and science-based approach to regulating the byproducts of electricity generation.