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Supreme Court short-circuits Clean Power Plan

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Last December, I let you know that America’s electric cooperatives were filing suit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), asking a federal court to prevent a rule called the Clean Power Plan from taking effect. The National Rural…

Three keys to understanding the EPA plan on climate change

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The U.S. is in the process of taking a giant step in the noisy process of changing how we generate and use electricity now that the Environmental Protection Agency has released the final version of its Clean Power Plan. That contentious process…

Statement on Clean Power Plan

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NASHVILLE, Aug. 3, 2015 – The Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association, an organization representing Tennessee’s not-for-profit, member-owned electric cooperatives and the more than 1.1 million homes, farms and businesses they serve, made…

14,000 comments sent to the EPA

NASHVILLE, Dec. 1, 2014 – Electric consumers from across Tennessee submitted more than 14,000 comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in opposition to the agency’s proposals to limit carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.…

One million comments

America’s electric cooperatives have collected one million comments in opposition to the EPA’s proposed rule targeting existing power plants. This milestone boosts our relevance in the nation’s capital and sends a powerful message to…

EPA grants comment extension

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The EPA announced on Tuesday that it will grant a 45 day extension to the comment period for its climate rule on existing power plants. The announcement of a new Dec. 1 deadline comes after more than half of the Senate asked the EPA to extend…

Impacts

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By David Callis, executive vice president and general manager While there are usually two sides to every story, quite often there are even more. That makes decision-making difficult, whether it’s parenting, voting or solving complex business…

Prevailing winds

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By David Callis, executive vice-president, Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association Despite a few high-profile scandals, I like to believe that most corporations abide by the law. Some do so because it’s the right thing to do. Others do…

Short start to a long process

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By Mike Knotts, director of government affairs, Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association Over the past year, you may have read in these pages about your local electric cooperative’s concerns about government regulations and how those regulations…

Tennessee among states hardest hit by EPA regulations

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Tennessee's electric cooperatives call for consumers to take action. NASHVILLE – Tennessee’s electric cooperatives express concern following the release of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed guidelines that will limit…