To meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Haze Rule, Arkansas state officials have called for the White Bluff plant in Redfield to cease coal-powered operations within the next ten years.
Entergy Arkansas operates the White Bluff plant and has stated that coal operations have become a minimal part of operations due to market pressures. About 10 percent of Entergy Arkansas’s power comes from just two of their coal-powered plants.
Arkansas has four coal powered plants in total. Arkansas currently has the third lowest energy costs in the nation. The EPA will review Arkansas’s plan in early 2019.