Andrew Wheeler visit marks commonsense actions by EPA
WINCHESTER, Ky — Kentucky’s electric cooperatives welcome EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to the commonwealth and express appreciation for recent commonsense actions by the Environmental Protection Agency.
The statewide association representing all 26 electric cooperatives in Kentucky joins electric co-ops across the country who are encouraged by the EPA’s efforts to replace the Clean Power Plan with a more workable rule.
“As our co-ops assess the EPA’s latest proposal, it is gratifying that the agency recognizes the need for a more flexible rule that will potentially reduce compliance costs for coal-based generation while sustaining reliability,” said Chris Perry, president and CEO of the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives. “Without this important shift, the Clean Power Plan threatened both the reliability and affordability of the electricity provided by Kentucky co-ops.”
Wheeler visited Clark Energy Cooperative in Winchester which serves about 26,000 consumer-members in 11 east central Kentucky counties. Co-ops serve about 1.5 million Kentuckians.