IBEW national union opposed coal regulations

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is highly critical of proposed rules involving coal-fired power plants, based on published reports.

IBEW believes the rules will hamper job growth and U.S. energy independence and raise electricity prices.

“Strong job growth and energy independence cannot be achieved without coal, a key part of our energy mix," said IBEW national president Edwin Hill in a statement issued last September.

The local IBEW which supports continued use of coal at the city-owned Missouri City and Blue Valley power plants for similar reasons.