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NREA Unicameral Update (04/16/2015)

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...  

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...

Fischer requests EPA to Extend Comment Period for Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants Rule

May 22, 2014 Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) today led a bipartisan group of 45 other senators in sending a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy requesting a 120-day public comment period for its proposed...

Court Upholds EPA Rule On Cross-State Pollution

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=307962721&ft=1&f=   Court Upholds EPA Rule On Cross-State Pollution by The Associated Press April 29, 2014 1:43 PM ET...

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