WFEC Update October 14, 2014 Graphic highlights bureaucratic maze of EPA’s Clean Power Plan (Arlington, Va.) — The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) today released a graphic highlighting the complexity of regulating the generation of electricity under the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan. Click on EPA MAZE for a closer look at this new graphic. While at this site, please take action to make your voice heard in these efforts. “The EPA’s proposal implements a convoluted new maze of government hoops and red tape for consumers, utility providers, state legislatures and regulators to decipher,” said Jo Ann Emerson, NRECA CEO. “More than any other law on the books, the EPA’s proposal will dictate exactly how American families and businesses use electricity. These new layers of bureaucratic red tape jeopardize the ability of electric coops to provide affordable, reliable electricity to our more than 42 million members across the country.” The EPA proposal requires every state to file compliance plans to achieve specific emissions targets. As illustrated, state compliance plans will involve many more regulators, legislators, and regulated entities than any other environmental regulation to date.