Legislation

Basin Electric wants to provide you with information about the latest issues and challenges facing generation and transmission cooperatives and rural electric systems. As events unfold on at state, regional and national levels, our government relations team is just a phone call away.

Quick facts

Basin Electric provides a library of fact sheets on issues important to the cooperative.

Basin Electric supports the Keystone XL pipeline

Basin Electric supports the approval and construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Read a letter sent to Sec. of State John Kerry on April 18, 2013: Basin Electric supports Keystone XL pipeline
Clean Power Plan

Go to the Clean Power Plan 111(d) page for our review of the plan.

April 28, 2017, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., ruled to hold the Clean Power Plan in abeyance, or temporary suspension, for 60 days.

March 30, 2017, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt sent letters to governors advising them they are under no obligation to adhere to the Clean Power Plan.

March 28, 2017, Pres. Donald Trump signed an executive order directing EPA to review the Clean Power Plan, and establishing a process to repeal or revise the rule.

Feb. 9, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court granted Basin Electric and several other petitioners' Motion to Stay the Clean Power Plan.

Oct. 23, 2015, the Clean Power Plan was published in the Federal Register.

Aug. 3, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency released its Clean Power Plan.