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The Alabama Rural Electric Association of Cooperatives (AREA) is a member-owned federation of 22 electric distribution cooperatives. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is a member of AREA and serves as wholesale power supplier to eight member cooperatives located in the northern part of Alabama. PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, also a member of AREA, provides wholesale power to 12 member cooperatives in the central and southern sections of Alabama. Southern Power also supplies wholesale power to Alabama cooperatives.
 
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​Electric Co-ops: EPA Rule Illegal, Imprudent and Impossible to Implement
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) called the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule affecting existing power plants “illegal, imprudent and impossible to implement” in its official comments.

The comments joined the more than 645,000 comments submitted by electric co-op advocates opposing docket EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0602. These comments combine for a total of more than 1.1 million opposing the EPA’s proposed rules for new and existing power plants.

From NRECA’s comments: “This Proposed Rule is illegal, imprudent and impossible to implement. EPA’s aggressive approach to interpreting the statute, complete inconsistency with its own longstanding regulations and misinformed statements and Pollyannaish judgments about the electricity sector and what the emission reductions sources in that sector can actually achieve, place the rule beyond salvage. These comments explore these infirmities in detail and explain why EPA must withdraw this ill-advised proposal and start over.”

The full comments are available at http://bit.ly/1yCIYd1, the corresponding attachments are at http://bit.ly/1vC01uS and a background briefing is available at http://bit.ly/1tEAsDW.

NRECA CEO Jo Ann Emerson offered this summary:
“The EPA proposal asks consumers to pay more for energy and use less of it. This approach raises serious consequences for millions of Americans in rural, high-cost or low-income areas.  Affordable, reliable energy is the lifeblood of every household, every business and every community in the country, so the member-owners of electric cooperatives view this plan with obvious concern.  It is complex, it is costly and it is a staggering overreach of authority. That’s why NRECA joins with co-op advocates who submitted more than 1.1 million grassroots comments to EPA asking for the withdrawal of these proposals on new and existing power plants. We stand ready to work with the EPA and others to create policies promoting an ‘all of the above approach’ that are environmentally and economically responsible.”

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association is the national service organization that represents the nation’s more than 900 private, not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives, which provide service to 42 million people in 47 states.

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