Electric Cooperative Testifies on EPA’s Proposed Greenhouse Gas Standards for Fossil Fuel Power Plants

Tony Campbell, President and CEO of East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC), testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power on EPA’s Proposed Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Standards for Fossil Fuel Power Plants. Mr. Campbell warned the Committee that EPA’s proposed regulations are based on technology that is not commercially available for coal fired plants, and implementing these regulations could cause plant closures and higher electricity rates for their rural cooperative members. Mr. Campbell voiced strong support for the Whitfield-Manchin legislation, saying that its provisions could prevent EPA from imposing any GHG emission standard on new coal-fired units until such limit has been achieved by representative coal-fired units for at least a year.