Endangered Species Listing May Risk Reliability

Several hundred distribution and generation and transmission coops may be affected if the northern long-eared bat is added to the endangered species list.  The House Natural Resources Committee is considering this designation as the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and others argue that listing the bat will pose a risk to reliability because coops remove bat roosting trees as part of their vegetation management efforts.  A determination on whether to list the bat is expected in April 2015. Click here to read more.

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