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...

NRECA Chief Says Clean Power Plan Would Destroy Grid Reliability.

Former congressperson and current CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Jo Ann Emerson writes an op-ed for The Hill (4/29, Emerson, 533K) in which she says of the nation’s electrical grid, “a system’s reliability is a benchmark for whether the system truly works under...

National Lineman Appreciation Day April 13

The Nebraska Rural Electric Association is proud to join other power utilities and residents across the nation in recognizing Monday, April 13 as National Lineman Appreciation Day. This national day of recognition allows us to further honor the men and women who work to ensure the safe and reliable...

APPA asks EPA to provide early information on federal implementation plan for CO2

From the April 7, 2015 issue of Public Power Daily Originally published April 6, 2015  By Jeannine Anderson News Editor The American Public Power Association (APPA) has asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide comprehensive information as early as possible to APPA and others...

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...  

NREA Unicameral Update Blog

NREA Unicameral Update (05/20/2015)

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...

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