A Word from Our CEO
The impact of EPA regulations on you
We’ve written before about how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to limit carbon dioxide at new power plants. This is concerning because these regulations, along with the ones EPA has in store for existing plants, have the potential to drive up your electric bills.
Now is the time for electric cooperative members to join their voices together to send a clear message: please remember consumers as you are writing these regulations.
You can help first by visiting www.action.coop today and sending a comment to the EPA. You can also help by sharing the link to your friends and family. Also, in this issue of Arkansas Living on page 19, we have a postcard that you can fill out and send to the Arkansas statewide co-op office in Little Rock. Staff there will then submit your online message for you. This is designed for those of you who don’t have computers or Internet access. We want your voice to be heard as well.
What’s at stake? Beyond providing safe, affordable electricity, we're worried about jobs here in our local communities, as well as across Arkansas and our nation.
Although these regulations are technical, the potential increase in electric rates is something we take personally because we know it’s difficult for many of our members to make ends meet month-to-month. We know the tough choices you face – we all face – in trying to live on a budget. That’s what sets cooperatives apart from other utilities and that’s why we must stick together.
Thousands have answered the call already and sent comments through www.action.coop. But we need more. Here at Craighead Electric, we look out for you. And we don't take this request lightly. It only takes 30 seconds to help raise our voices together.
At Craighead Electric we’ve encouraged all of our employees to sign up … and ask their friends and families. And now we’re asking the same from you.
We need you to take a stand and urge our families and friends to join us.
Visit www.action.coop. And talk to your neighbors about what we’re doing and why.
We’re powering the future, driving economic growth and fostering innovation for you. And we don’t want these new regulations to get in our way of progress. Please join the call and help us keep moving forward.