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LEGISLATIVE Look


A look at what’s happening on Capitol Hill and how it aff ects you


Don’t get lost in the shuffl e


length of the latest proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It would amend the Clean Air Act (only 465 pages) to limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the power plants on which we rely today. Besides the actual rule, a lot


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has been written about its legality, feasibility and complexity. But lost in the shuffl e of these thousands of pages is the impact on people. How much will electric bills increase? Will manufacturers relocate? How many jobs will be lost? Which power plants will be forced to shut down? T ese are diffi cult questions. But


they’re important questions. At OEC, we work hard to keep your electricity


ix hundred pages, plus another 1,000 of supporting documents—that’s the


aff ordable and reliable. T at’s why we’re asking the EPA for answers to these and many other questions. We don’t want you to get lost


in the shuffl e. We put you—our members—fi rst. We advocate for you. We see you every month paying your bill at the offi ce. We work with you. We know when times are tough. We oſt en live next door. Aſt er all, you govern us. Our


board members and community leaders are one in the same. We’re as local as any organization, and we like it that way. T at’s why we keep reminding the


bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. the rules they write have an impact in the real world—where we live. T at’s why we’re encouraging everyone to take 30 seconds to sign up at


www.Action.coop and tell the EPA we cannot aff ord these regulations. Please raise your voice. Don’t


get lost in the shuffl e. Together, we can tell the EPA that support for the environment and a true all-of-the- above energy policy are not mutually exclusive. Together we’ll remind regulators


and lawmakers the impact new rules and laws have on people should be their fi rst thought, not their last. With more than 900 electric


cooperatives in the country backing us up, our voice can be heard. We have a great and positive story to tell. We can tell the story together. And it won’t even take 1,600 pages. Please take a moment to visit www.Action.coop today.


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