Why We're Suing EPA
Last year, you helped us tell the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about your concerns over their proposed "Clean Power Plan". Over one million Americans did the same at Action.coop and TellEPA.com because EPA's actions jeopardize rural America's supply of safe, affordable, and reliable electricity.
EPA addressed a few concerns in its final rule. But the rule still has serious flaws. It is outside of EPA's authority. It will force electric co-ops to close power plants that consumers should be able to rely on for decades to come. Most importantly, without these plants, many co-op members will face higher energy bills.
Even though the rule is final, electric cooperatives aren't giving up. Instead, we are filing suit, asking a federal court to turn back this harmful rule.
For more information about our ongoing fight and how to stay involved as a member of your local electric co-op and the millions-strong network served by America's Electric Cooperatives, visit www.action.coop.
Ten 2016 IEC Memorial Scholarships ($2,000 each)
Available to sons or daughters of MCEC members. Click "here" to apply on-line
2015 Touchstone Energy School Grant Program
Monroe County Electric Cooperative is offering a total of ten $500 Classroom Empowerment Grants again this year to fund innovative and unfunded projects in public and private K-12 schools located within the Cooperative’s service area. Applications and guidelines can be obtained at your participating schools or downloaded here. (Guidelines) (Application) (TE Fact Sheet) Applications are due no later than Friday, November 6th by 4:30 p.m. Winners will be announced by Monday, December 14th.
View a complete list of participating Coop Connections Businesses-Click HERE