Today, we have a critical issue that needs your attention. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced misguided regulations of carbon dioxide emissions from new coal-based power plants. Unfortunately, the EPA proposal takes our nation’s energy and environmental policy in exactly the wrong direction.
Tell EPA you oppose this proposed standard for power plants at www.ourenergy.coop (Click ‘Take Action’ Button).
The EPA plan effectively outlaws coal as a fuel source for the next generation of power plants – quite contrary to the bipartisan goal of an “all of the above” energy policy. The proposed standards would require new coal plants to install a technology that is not yet commercially available called ‘carbon capture and storage.’ Because the technology is not yet available, this rule would eliminate coal as a fuel source and reduce America's fuel diversity.
Electric cooperatives support a comprehensive energy and environmental policy that embraces all fuels (nuclear, natural gas, renewable, and coal), maximizes energy efficiency, and emphasizes the development of technologies that continue to improve our environment.
Comments to the EPA are due by June 25. Please join the thousands of Americans like you who are concerned about how energy policy is decided – send your message of concern to EPA today by visiting www.ourenergy.coop.
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