On Tuesday, Sept. 13, David Campbell, other coal executives and state regulators testified in Austin before the state Senate Committee on Natural Resources, chaired by Sen. Troy Fraser, R-Horseshoe Bay, on the requirements of the EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule and its negative consequences for Texas electric reliability and jobs.
Campbell testified that Luminant’s goal was to "find a plan that would minimize the negative consequences to the state’s electric reliability and our employees . . . . Despite our best efforts to avoid it, every scenario we tested results in substantial and irreparable harm to the company, its employees, and the Texas consumers who depend on reliable and affordable electricity.” His written testimony and the accompanying presentation are linked below.
Additionally, the company also responded to EPA administrators and expressed disappointment and frustration at the unreasonable compliance timeline and numerous other flaws with the rule, its modeling and process. The full letter is linked below.