Federal Legislative

MRES and its members remain active and involved in the legislative process, and we accomplish that through an aggressive legislative effort.

Energy-related issues continue to remain a focus at our nation's capital, and our staff closely monitors pending federal legislation relevant to MRES and its members. Working with our congressional delegation and other key policymakers is an integral part of our work agenda.

Read more about the federal legislative issues facing MRES and its members.

Cyber Security

EPA Clean Power Plan 

Tax-Exempt Financing


Federal Regulatory

MRES and its members actively monitor and participate in major federal regulatory matters, as the regulatory landscape is rapidly changing.  We participate or intervene in matters that affect MRES and our member municipal electric utilities through targeted efforts in specific agency dockets. 

Environmental Protection Agency

Proposed Carbon Pollution Standards affecting power plants (new, modified/reconstructed, and existing)
EPA informational site (updated with information on the final rule issued Aug. 3, 2015)

Proposed Clean Power Plan under CAA 111(d) affecting existing power plants 
EPA Final CO2 Rule Issued Aug. 3, 2015
Docket and Comments site


Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (joint proposal)

Proposed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule:
EPA informational site
Docket and Comments site  

North Dakota Federal Court blocks controversial ‘Waters of the United States’ rule, The Washington Post, August 28, 2015.