Below are links to various resources regarding proposed regulations for the electric industry, and we will add information as it becomes available. Sunflower remains committed to providing our Members with reliable energy at the lowest possible cost. While we support regulation that protects public health and environment, we also believe the regulations should be achievable and manageable while not inhibiting our nation’s economic growth or placing unnecessary economic burden on ratepayers. We will continue to speak on behalf of our Members those they serve about how Kansas cooperatives are affected by these proposed regulations.
Below is a link to the testimony of Wayne Penrod,
executive manager of environmental policy, on the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CASPR). This testimony was presented on August 8, 2011.
Below is a link to the oral argument (not yet scheduled) in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit - State of Kansas v United States Environmental Protection Agency.
From the the Congressional Research Service
Below is an indepth analysis of the cost and potential impact of regulations under development at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
that would impose new requirements on coal-fired power plants.
From Southwest Power Pool
Below is a letter from the Southwest Power Pool to Lisa P. Jackson, EPA administrator, regarding the review of the Integrated Planning Model (IPM) Analysis of the Cross-Sate Air Pollution Rule.
From American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE)
Below is a link to the ACCCE NERA analysis of the four EPA rules - Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, Utility MACT, 316 (b) and Coal Combustion Residuals.
From American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) On February 7, ACCCE released a new study titled "Energy Cost Impacts on American Families".
The study focuses on how rate increases affect America’s working class and the fact that EPA regulations are driving much of the increase. To read the full study click the link below.
Learn more about how Environmental Protection Agency regulations are affecting Kansas jobs.
Wayne Penrod, executive manager of environmental policy, discusses the impact EPA regulations has over the electric industry as well as our state.