11 May '11, 12am
Environmental Leaders to AEP: What’s Your Number?
WASHINGTON (May 10, 2011) -- National environmental groups the Natural Resources Defense Council, Environmental Defense Fund and Sierra Club are launching a new campaign today that challenges American Electric Power (AEP) to publicly name the number of lives it wants Congress to sacrifice to give AEP and other polluters delays and rollbacks of national limits on toxic air pollution. While other utilities are investing in technology and jobs to clean up toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants and meet new national pollution standards on time, AEP is promoting on Capitol Hill a sweeping, 56-page bill it drafted to weaken and delay federal clean air standards. AEP lobbyists wrote the bill, dubbed it the Electric Power Regulatory Coordination Act of 2011 , and then went looking for lawmakers to sponsor it. Columbus, Ohio-based AEP is one of the largest emitters of tox...