June 12, 2017
Last month, President Trump released his proposed budget for 2018, with a number of suggested proposals affecting rural America. One of the proposals includes selling off transmission assets -- lines, structures, substations, etc. -- that belong to three of our country's four Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs). Co-ops in more than 20 states receive some allocation of power from those PMAs. If this proposal moves forward, it would affect many rural areas with potential rate increases and threaten the reliability of power co-ops rely on.
Please take a moment today to let your Senator know that selling off the PMA assets amounts to nothing more than a tax on rural America.
Some Senators have already announced their support of PMAs -- please thank them for their support.
Most Senators have not announced their support of PMAs -- please ask them to show their concern for rural America.
Thank you for supporting your electric cooperative!
America's Electric Cooperatives
On August 3, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its final Clean Power Plan (CPP) regulating carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants.
Mille Lacs Energy Cooperative believes a common sense approach needs to be taken to allow for a mix of renewables that does not adversely affect rate payers and those that can least afford higher energy bills.
For more information to keep electric bills affordable, visit www.action.coop.