Westerman Responds to Reports of Possible White Bluff Coal Power Plant Shutdown


HOT SPRINGS – August 10, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) issued the following statement in response to reports Entergy Arkansas has proposed a possible shutdown of coal operations at the White Bluff Electric Station in Jefferson County by 2028:

“EPA’s war on affordable energy and jobs continues to harm the Natural State. EPA’s attempts to kill electricity generation at White Bluff show that it is on a crusade against stable, affordable, and abundant energy available in America and the effects are real here in the heartland where hundreds of living wage jobs and several millions of dollars of economic impact are at risk. These mandates imposed by bureaucrats in Washington will not even marginally improve visibility while higher electric bills are not only more burdensome for families, businesses, and especially seniors on fixed income, but will serve as a repellent to new manufacturing jobs. EPA needs to remove the haze from their own eyes, show common sense, work with stakeholders on better regulations, and realize the science shows that Arkansas’ visibility is good and steadily improving already.”


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