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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.

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2 thoughts on “EPA To Shut Down Arkansas Coal Powered Plants

  • October 2, 2018 at 3:07 pm
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    Do we need to keep all 4? If so, I say keep them so no one looses their job

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  • October 2, 2018 at 12:12 pm
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    This article says a lot, while also posting a direct contradiction…

    The latter first: “Entergy Arkansas … 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.”

    10% of the total power needed by Entergy comes from two plants – 10% is not insignificant. Also – coal has become a bit more cost effective the last couple of years with the direct war on coal easing under Trump.

    The former: “Arkansas currently has the third lowest energy costs in the nation. The EPA will review Arkansas’s plan in early 2019.”

    So – we have among the lowest energy costs in the nation – so let us screw that up via the EPA who can’t stand for people to have lower energy costs (not that our electric bills reflect such a relatively low cost).

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