White House to Support Coal and Nuclear Plants

June 1, 2018

On Friday, June 1, the White House announced that President Donald Trump has directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to prepare “immediate steps” to keep baseload coal-fired and nuclear power plants operating.

According to President and CEO Chuck Jones, “I continue to believe that baseload coal and nuclear plants help maintain electric system resiliency and national security while also playing an irreplaceable role in the regional economy. The company has advocated for solutions that recognize the critical attributes coal and nuclear plants provide because preserving these vital facilities is the right thing to do for the industry, the electric grid and our customers. I am pleased that the federal government is also recognizing this issue.”