LPPC Statement On Passage Of H.R. 1873, the Electric Reliability and Forest Protection Act

LPPC Statement On Passage Of H.R. 1873

Washington, D.C., June 20, 2017

The Large Public Power Council (LPPC), which represents 26 of the nation’s largest public power systems, applauds the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 1873, the Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act.

The common-sense changes in H.R. 1873, which update the requirements for managing vegetation near our systems, are much needed.  The Act allows our utilities to more efficiently remove hazardous trees and other vegetation on transmission line rights of way and decrease safety risks. 

Most importantly, H.R. 1873 makes it easier for LPPC’s member utilities to continue to comply with the requirements of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, as well as with the applicable Reliability Standards established by NERC – while providing affordable, reliable electric energy to our customers.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017