OPPD is currently accepting comments on a policy, known as Strategic Directive 7, that sets goals for the utility’s environmental stewardship. Updating these environmental goals has never been more important. OPPD’s coal-fired power plants churn out a lot of pollution.
OPPD’s Nebraska City coal-fired power plant is one of the largest emitters of SO2 in the American coal fleet. In 2016, Nebraska City Unit #1 was the seventh-most SO2 polluting coal-fired unit in the U.S. And OPPD’s Nebraska City plant dumps coal ash wastewater in the Missouri River.