Media Teleconference: Electric Co-op CEOs Respond to Final Versions of EPA Carbon Rules

(ARLINGTON, VA.) – At 3:30 p.m. today, join the CEOs of four generation and transmission cooperatives for a teleconference about the Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule regulating greenhouse gas emissions at U.S. power plants.

Member-owned, not-for-profit cooperatives provide electricity to consumer-members in 47 states. The rule will have a disproportionate impact on co-ops and the rural communities they serve. These co-op CEOs will provide insight on how the rule could affect their businesses and the people their co-ops serve.

Visit for interactive maps that demonstrate the disproportionate and harmful impact the rule will have on rural communities.

Patrick Ledger, CEO, Arizona Electric Power Cooperative
Lisa Johnson, CEO/General Manager, Seminole Electric Cooperative
Mel Coleman, Board President, NRECA Board of Directors and CEO, North Arkansas
Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Duane Highley, CEO/General Manager of Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Corporation
Stuart Lowery, President and CEO, Sunflower Electric Power Corporation

Monday, August 03, 2015, 3:30 p.m. EDT

Instructions for joining the press call:

  • Dial 1-844-248-8041 and you will be placed directly into conference.
  • If you need technical assistance, you may press *0 to alert an operator or send an email to

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association is the national service organization that represents the nation’s more than 900 private, not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives, which provide service to 42 million people in 47 states.