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NREA Unicameral Update (02/23/2015)

Fischer: EPA Carbon Emissions Rules Are a Threat to Nebraska

At a hearing Wednesday, February 11, 2015, before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) pressed for the EPA to rollback proposed rules over carbon dioxide emissions. She released the following statement after the hearing: “The EPA’s proposed carbon...

Fischer Named to Senate Leadership

McConnell Names Sen. Fischer as Counsel to Senate Majority Leader  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that he has appointed Sen. Deb Fischer, (R-NE), to serve as a counsel to the Majority Leader in the 114th Congress.  More...  

Fischer Leads 22 Senators in Highlighting Key Concerns with EPA's Power Plan

Fischer Leads 22 Senators in Highlighting Key Concerns with EPA's Power Plan Senators Call for Rule’s Withdrawal READ ONLINE

Fischer Questions EPA Administrator on Costly Energy Regulation

Senator Fischer Comments at the Environment and Public Works Committee Hearing   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FygNtiOCw00&feature=youtu.be

Bredenkamp comments ahead of new EPA rules on power plants' carbon emissions

Omaha.com   WASHINGTON — Electric utilities in Nebraska and Iowa will be watching closely this morning when the Environmental Protection Agency releases groundbreaking new rules aimed at cutting the carbon pollution of existing power plants...

Fischer requests EPA to Extend Comment Period for Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants Rule

May 22, 2014 Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) today led a bipartisan group of 45 other senators in sending a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy requesting a 120-day public comment period for its proposed...

Court Upholds EPA Rule On Cross-State Pollution

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=307962721&ft=1&f=   Court Upholds EPA Rule On Cross-State Pollution by The Associated Press April 29, 2014 1:43 PM ET...

Governor Seeks Applicants for Natural Resources Commission

  http://governor.nebraska.gov/news/2014/04/16_natural_resources.html   CONTACT Jen Rae Wang, Communications Director Sue M. Roush   Gov. Heineman Seeks Applicants for Natural Resources Commission (Lincoln, Neb.) Gov. Dave Heineman is seeking qualified candidates to the newly-expanded Natural...

Nebraska Rural Electric Association Celebrates National Lineman Appreciation Day

  Lineman Appreciation Day     Nebraska Rural Electric Association Celebrates National Lineman Appreciation Day    NREA is recognizing April 18, 2014, as National Lineman Appreciation Day to honor the hardworking men who work often in challenging conditions to keep the power on. We are...

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