NREA Press Release on Clean Power Plan Stay

Nebraska Rural Electric Association Applauds the Supreme Court for Issuing a Stay of the Clean Power Plan The Nebraska Rural Electric Association (NREA) welcomes the U. S. Supreme Court’s decision to halt implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) until...

Supreme Court Grants Clean Power Plan Stay

America’s Public Power Districts and Electric Co-ops Applaud Supreme Court’s Decision to Halt EPA’s Clean Power Plan (ARLINGTON, Va.) — The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) today welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to halt implementation of the U.S. Environmental...

Gov. Ricketts Applauds SCOTUS Decision to Halt Implementation of the Clean Power Plan

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts applauded a decision of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) to halt the implementation of the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan. “The decision by the Supreme Court to halt the implementation of the Clean Power Plan until a legal...

NREA Meetings Cancelled in Lincoln

Due to the inclement weather and blizzard conditions scheduled to hit the State of Nebraska Monday and Tuesday, NREA hasCANCELLED all of the events scheduled for this week. We have discussed this decision with the Embassy Suites, and we will be exploring options for the possibility of rescheduling...

'Senate panel votes to block Obama's climate rule'

(The Hill) -- TheHill.com reports that a Senate committee voted earlier this week to block implementation of the administration's climate rule for power plants.  "The bill, known as the Affordable Reliable Energy Now Act, sponsored by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), would overturn the EPA's...

'U.S. carbon emissions lowest since 1988'

(AP/JournalStar.com) -- In the same week that the Obama administration rolled out its mandate to impose the first-ever federal limits on greenhouse gas pollution from power plants, the AP reports that the Energy Department this week announced that America's carbon dioxide output from power plants...

Nebraska will challenge the EPA emissions rule, attorney general says

By Cody Winchester and Joseph Morton / World-Herald staff writers Nebraska and Iowa would need to cut carbon emissions more aggressively than previously expected under a new White House plan for U.S. power plants, and Nebraska already is promising a court fight Read more

Fischer Joins Effort to Protect Panhandle Electric Power

June 24, 2015 by RealEstateRama  This morning, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) joined Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) in a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, calling on her to take immediate action and protect the Colowyo Mine from...

Regulators Seek Climate Rule 'Safety valve' to Protect Electric Grid

Regulators seek climate rule 'safety valve' to protect electric grid   The Hill By Timothy Cama - 05/18/15 11:41 AM EDT The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) wants the Obama administration’s climate...

Fischer Joins Legislation to Stop EPA Power Grab

Bipartisan Affordable Reliable Energy Now Act (ARENA) Will Stop the EPA’s Attempted Electricity System Takeover While Restoring State Authority WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) joined her colleagues this afternoon to introduce new legislation that will halt the...

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