WASHINGTON, D.C. (WEHT) – Monday U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released a statement in response to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) shutting down Unit 3, the last coal-fired unit at the Paradise Fossil Plant, this weekend.
“I am disappointed with TVA’s decision to close Paradise Unit 3 and prolong the War on Coal, especially after Kentuckians in the affected community, elected officials like myself, local leaders, and even the president all spoke up in opposition to its retirement,” said Dr. Paul.
Paul explained he and his staff are actively monitoring this situation, are in direct contact with TVA officials.
Throughout the debate over Unit 3’s future, Dr. Paul and his staff actively engaged local Kentuckians and officials in Muhlenberg County and conveyed their concerns to the TVA.
(This story was originally published on Feb. 4, 2020)