Indiana Electric Cooperatives opposes latest EPA regulations

Proposed mandates threaten Indiana’s growing economy and thousands of jobs.

Indiana Electric Cooperatives today announced opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) just-released regulations for existing source coal-fired electricity generation facilities.

“We are concerned about the impact these regulations will have on our member owners,” said Rick Coons, CEO of Indiana Electric Cooperatives. “We support a responsible energy policy that balances Hoosiers’ energy needs with environmental concerns through an all-of-the-above approach.”

The EPA’s new regulations threaten Indiana’s growing economy and could result in the loss of thousands of jobs, both in coal generation and from businesses attracted to Indiana because of its competitive electricity rates.

“The potential for these new regulations to dramatically raise energy prices and cost thousands of hard-working Indiana jobs is too great,” said Coons.6-17-14-77

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Indiana Electric Cooperatives, located in Indianapolis, represents 39 electric distribution cooperatives that serve 1.3 million Hoosiers in 89 of the state’s 92 counties. The cooperatives are collectively the second largest electricity provider in Indiana. For more information about the association visit

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