Contact your senators to oppose selling off PMA assets

If the proposal moves forward, it could affect rural areas with potential rate increases and threaten the reliability that power cooperatives rely on.

Basin Electric is supporting a National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) initiative challenging a provision in President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget that would affect rural America.

The budget proposes to sell off transmission assets – lines, structures, substations, etc. – owned by the U.S. Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs). Cooperatives in more than 20 states receive some allocation of power from those PMAs.

If the proposal moves forward, it could affect rural areas with potential rate increases and threaten the reliability that power cooperatives rely on.

The NRECA is encouraging cooperative members to let their senators know that selling off the PMA assets would essentially be a tax on rural America.

Be heard: Contact your senators today to oppose the President's proposal to sell off PMA assets

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