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Opinion: EPA plan would raise costs

Guest Opinion - Brent McRae

Great Falls Tribune

Recently, eight people served by electric cooperatives in Montana issued a joint letter — seen elsewhere on this page — urging electric cooperatives’ support for actions by the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce carbon emissions.
Among these eight individuals was the former chairman of the Northern Plains Resource Council, a fairly aggressive Montana environmental organization.
These individuals wrongly assert the electric co-ops oppose a modest effort to reducing carbon emissions. We would not do so. However, the Montana Electric Cooperatives’ Association, which represents 24 electric cooperatives providing power to more than 400,000 Montanans, strongly believes the EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas rule for existing power plants is anything but modest. 

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