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    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued new proposed rules limiting the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of new coal and natural gas based power plants.  Blue Ridge Mountain EMC and other electric cooperatives rely heavily on coal for generation. See  for more information.
    Electric cooperatives strongly oppose this shift and believe the proposed rule should be withdrawn. Co-ops support using a diverse fuel mix including renewables, natural gas, nuclear, and coal to generate electricity, and support using demand response and energy efficiency to use that energy wisely and keep costs affordable.
   Please join our effort at and urge the EPA to work with the electric cooperatives to find a common sense solution that balances energy needs and environmental concerns.