Thursday, February 11, 2016

Supreme Court decided to temporarily block the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court decided to temporarily block the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan. This means EPA can't enforce the rule until the federal courts decide if the rule is legal. Over the past two years, dedicated advocates, like you, have helped America's Electric Cooperatives send a strong message to decision makers in Washington, D.C. about our concerns with this flawed plan. Today we welcome this remarkable decision from the Supreme Court! Read more about the Supreme Court's decision here. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's (NRECA) Interim CEO, Jeffrey Connor said, "Charging ahead with implementation of the Clean Power Plan would have caused immediate and irreparable harm to America's electric co-ops. Had the stay not been granted, co-ops would have been forced to take costly and irreversible steps to comply with the rule, which is a huge overreach of EPA's legal authority. The Clean Power Plan is a direct threat to co-ops' ability to provide affordable and reliable electricity to their member consumers and should be erased from the books." We want to thank you for your continued interest on this important issue. As a valued advocate we will keep you updated as this process unfolds. To learn more visit https://www.action.coop. Sincerely, America's Electric Cooperatives

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