Rogers Statement in Response to EPA’s Impact on Big Sandy Power Plant

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Washington, DC, May 31, 2012 | Christine Hardman (202-225-4601) | comments
Today Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) released the following statement regarding American Electric Power’s decision to withdraw a $1 billion investment to upgrade the Big Sandy power plant:

“It is a sad day when onerous EPA standards force America’s energy companies to choose either 30% rate hikes or shuttering power plants and handing out pink slips to hard-working Americans. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration’s war on coal has caused countless Kentucky businesses- small and large- to make similar decisions that result in less American-made energy. This is a lose-lose for our state and our country when millions of families are seeing higher energy costs, American businesses are closing their doors, and unemployment numbers remain at historic highs.”

Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving southern and eastern Kentucky’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information, visit


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