AEP / Coal

An Egregious Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C — “It is almost as though someone asked AEP what it wanted for Christmas, because it’s shopping wish-list legislation in Congress to block EPA from cleaning up toxic air pollution that threatens hundreds of thousands of Americans.

So today we’re asking AEP a question: What’s your number? How many lives are you willing to sacrifice to secure delays and rollbacks of toxic air pollution limits under the Clean Air Act?

While other utilities are investing in technology and jobs to prepare for new national clean air standards, AEP is promoting draft legislation to weaken and delay them. AEP lobbyists wrote the bill, dubbed it the ‘Electric Power Regulatory Coordination Act of 2011,’ and then went looking for lawmakers to sponsor it.”

— Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund

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