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House OKs Pesticide Reform Bill

By Steven Johnson | ECT Staff Writer Published: May 26th, 2016

An electric cooperative priority cleared the House of Representatives as it approved a bill to remove a round of red tape when co-ops apply pesticides and herbicides to maintain their rights of way. The legislation, H.R. 897, would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency or a state from requiring an additional permit under the Clean Water... Read more

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Editor's Pick, Power Restoration

Tornadoes, Winds Hit Plains Co-ops

Published: May 26th, 2016

Violent spring storms have knocked out electricity to tens of thousands of electric cooperative consumer-members in Plains states in recent days, keeping electric cooperative crews in several states busy replacing broken poles and rebuilding lines to... Read more

Power Plants

Watts Bar Nuclear Unit Splits Atoms

Published: May 26th, 2016

More than 40 years after the project kicked off, Unit 2 at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar nuclear reactor is splitting atoms. TVA authorities reported what they called “a milestone” when the reactor achieved its... Read more

Legislation, Top Story

House OKs Pesticide Reform Bill

Published: May 26th, 2016

An electric cooperative priority cleared the House of Representatives as it approved a bill to remove a round of red tape when co-ops apply pesticides and herbicides to maintain their rights of way. The legislation, H.R.... Read more

Environmental Stewardship

Montana Co-ops Add Bird Safety Plan

Published: May 25th, 2016

More than 400 species of birds live or migrate through Montana, and a new avian protection plan adopted by the state’s electric cooperatives is expected to make the skies safer for them. “An avian protection plan... Read more

Legislation, Top Story

Good News on RUS Funding

Published: May 24th, 2016

Amid the election-year rancor on Capitol Hill, there’s positive news for electric cooperatives on the Rural Utilities Service Electric Loan Program that supports a strong, reliable electric infrastructure. The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a $5.5... Read more

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