30 Mar '18, 6pm

[email protected] Letter to @SecretaryPerry on FirstEnergy Solutions Bailout: Don't You Dare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Sierra Club sent a letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry today urging him to reject FirstEnergy Solutions’ request for him to illegally use emergency powers to force electricity customers to bail out uneconomic coal and nuclear plants in the PJM electricity market. FirstEnergy Solutions made the request early yesterday morning and it was r oundly criticized by consumer advocates, grid operators, and market competitors as a brazen act to avoid its impending bankruptcy . FirstEnergy Solutions is trying to use the order to bail out all of their merchant coal and nuclear plants in PJM - three nuclear plants and two coal plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania are facing closure. “Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program and our allies are ready to act aggressively on any attempt to force electricity customers to pay billions of dollars to prop up dirty, uneconomi...

Full article: https://www.sierraclub.org/press-releases/2018/03/sierra-...

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