Custer EPA letter to customers

P.O. Box 10
Broken Bow, NE 68822
Phone 308 872-2451
May 30, 2012
City, St, Zip
Dear Name:
A while back you added your name to the list of Custer PPD customer-owners who said they'd
be willing to chime in if needed to help keep rates low and new regulations sensible. We need
your help in providing comments.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting public comment on proposed new
regulations which would effectively outlaw coal as a fuel source for new power plants. In
Nebraska, coal is a vital fuel in our electric generation mix. Coal is domestically produced, is
abundant, and is a low cost reliable fuel source. The proposed EPA standards would require new
coal plants to install carbon capture and storage, requiring these plants to sequester C02
emissions deep within the earth. Unfortunately, this technology is not yet commercially
available, is unproven, and would be prohibitively expensive.
The proposed EPA regulation is inconsistent with the “all-of-the-above” energy independence
strategy the President has outlined and is not in the nation’s best interest. It is unachievable, and
opens the door for environmental groups that wish to expand this proposal to existing power
plants. This would be devastating to the reliability of our nation’s electric power system and
greatly increase costs for all consumers.
We need to let Washington know that Custer PPD's ratepayers oppose unreasonable regulations
that will needlessly cost them thousands and thousands of dollars in the years to come.
Please use the Internet link below to add your name to an email to our leaders. Click on this link
and it will take you to a website which contains more information. After you scroll down past
the introduction, you'll see a place to enter your information and click the button to submit it.
It will only take you a few minutes and it could help us avoid serious, unnecessary costs added to
your monthly bill.
Will provide link.
Custer PPD strongly supports environmental policies that are fair, affordable, and achievable.
EPA's proposed new regulations don't measure up to that standard and we need your help! If you
need help with the link or want to send a letter by mail, please call and talk to anybody in the
Thank you!
Rick Nelson,
General Manager