Electric Cooperatives across the United States are saying no to the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest controversial rules laid down by President Obama this week. The new rule proposed is requiring electric companies, specifically those burning with coal, to reduce their carbon footprint by 30% by 2030. In Missouri, that is a 21% emissions drop in a state where 79% of electricity is coming from coal fire plants:
That’s John Agliata with COMO Electric Cooperative who is one of several co-ops against the new regulations. Agliata says they’re basing these ideas on machines that don’t even exist:
Agliata worries that Missouri will severely suffer with increased electric rates on an already hurt economy due to the large amount of coal used to power the state. A full interview with Agliata will occur today at 5:40 during The Ozarks Today. Residents who are against the idea can let the EPA know their thoughts by visiting action.coop for details.