I support efforts to make our environment cleaner, but environmental regulations need to take into consideration the importance of keeping our economy on track. The EPA's proposed approach to regulating existing coal-fired power plants won't do that — in fact, they will derail our lowest cost source of electricity and further derail a critical section of our western Colorado economy.
I'm also concerned the EPA's proposals will hurt already struggling businesses with higher electric costs. Without affordable energy industry cannot survive. Not only will this hurt the poor and elderly on fixed incomes with higher utility bills, it will destroy many high-paying jobs in our coal mines that play a crucial role in our local economy.
This issue impacts us all; the EPA is accepting comment via email carbonpollutioninput@
epa.gov. Please join me and make your voices heard.
Republican Candidate for Colorado Senate