AG Conway urges TVA to hold public meetings on possible Shawnee unit closures
PADUCAH, Ky. -
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is urging the Tennessee Valley Authority to hold public meetings concerning its possible decision to shut down two coal-fired units at the Shawnee Fossil Plant near Paducah, Ky.
Conway sent a letter this week to TVA with the request. Conway says public meetings should be a part of TVA's decision-making process in the possible closure. He says the meetings should be held in and around Paducah, within reasonable driving distance for TVA customers in western Kentucky.
The 2015 Kentucky gubernatorial candidate also requested TVA provide all feasibility studies and modeling data, as well as "address the economic impacts that would occur in southwestern Kentucky if TVA retired the units".