Welcome to the Beyond Coal Arkansas page! Together, we can move Arkansas beyond coal. Check out the below FREE Climate Action Breakfast and get involved to make sure that Arkansas remains the Natural State.
FREE CLIMATE ACTION BREAKFAST!
Come to the FREE breakfast to fight climate disruption in Arkansas.
DATE & TIME: Thursday, March 28, 8:30 AM
WHERE: We will meet on the sidewalk of W. 10th Street, between Center and Louisiana Streets. The Public Service Commission is a half block away at 1000 Center St.
WHY: Protect our climate while protecting your pocketbook from energy rate hikes!
The Arkansas Flint Creek coal plant wants us to pay $500 million in retrofits even though there are cleaner and cheaper alternatives! After our tailgate breakfast, we'll head over to the Commission building at 9:00 AM to comment in defense of Arkansas ratepayers. The Commission will then commence the hearing at 9:30 AM on the rate increase request, beginning with public comments.
You can RSVP on the Facebook Event Page at:
Also, send in your written comments! Just click on: http://goo.gl/Yks9Z
Background on Flint Creek Docket, 12-008-U:
The Sierra Club is fighting to protect Arkansas’ air and water quality from the Flint Creek coal plant near Fayetteville. Flint Creek, owned by the Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) will need to make significant retrofits to comply with new EPA and federal air protections. The retrofits at the plant will cost Arkansas ratepayers almost $500 hundred of millions of dollars. Right now SWEPCO is before the Arkansas Public Service Commission (PSC) asking for ratepayer hikes to cover its costs. The Sierra Club intervened as a party to the docket, calling for cleaner, lower cost alternatives for electricity. In a welcomed turn of events, the Arkansas Attorney General also weighed in on the docket, echoing the same arguments as Sierra Club: That SWEPCO and the PSC must look at lower cost alternatives.
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