Clean Power Plan final rule published, legal challenges begin

Clean Power Plan final rule published, legal challenges begin

November 3, 2015 The Environmental Protection Agency‘s (EPA) final Clean Power Plan rule was published in the Federal Register October 23, opening a 60-day window for states, utilities and others opposed to the rule to Read More
Senate Majority Leader says Congress could block Clean Power Plan

Senate Majority Leader says Congress could block Clean Power Plan

May 8, 2015 By Paul Cimapoli, News Director, American Public Power Association From the May 7 issue of Public Power Daily Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., recently said that Congress could utilize Read More
Clean Power Plan continues to draw controversy

Clean Power Plan continues to draw controversy

May 2, 2015 The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, the rule proposed by the agency in June 2014, continues to stir debate.  The rule would require states to cut carbon dioxide emissions Read More
Public Power Risk Management Act is re-introduced in House, Senate

Public Power Risk Management Act is re-introduced in House, Senate

April 30, 2015 By Jeannine Anderson, News Editor, American Public Power Association From the April 30 issue of Public Power Daily The Public Power Risk Management Act, which passed the House unanimously in the Read More
South Dakota bill revises qualifications for consumers power district directors

South Dakota bill revises qualifications for consumers power district directors

April 2, 2015 South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard signed into action House Bill1090 in March, prohibiting a person from serving as a member of a consumers power district board of directors in certain Read More
Senate committee backs railroad reform bill

Senate committee backs railroad reform bill

April 2, 2015 Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota), chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, on March 19 introduced legislation that would reauthorize the Surface Transportation Board (STB) for the first time in the Read More
Heartland attends municipal leadership conferences

Heartland attends municipal leadership conferences

March 3, 2015 The geography may be different, but the concerns are similar for utilities in both Minnesota and Iowa. Several issues were discussed recently at both the Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association Legislative Read More
Clean Power Plan among greatest concerns for 2015 Legislative Rally

Clean Power Plan among greatest concerns for 2015 Legislative Rally

March 3, 2015 On behalf of our customer utilities and the public power industry, Heartland officials are slated to attend the 2015 Legislative Rally March 9-11 in Washington, D.C., hosted by the American Read More
FERC details reliability, infrastructure questions for Western conference on EPA plan

FERC details reliability, infrastructure questions for Western conference on EPA plan

February 2, 2015 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Jan. 26 released details about a conference it has scheduled for February in Denver, Colorado, that will examine the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Read More