During the April 8 committee hearing on Senate Bill 252 in the Colorado Senate, State Senator Ted Harvey wisely asked how the bill’s potentially multibillion-dollar impact on electricity costs would affect state-owned facilities located in the service territories of rural electric cooperatives. It’s a logical question – farmers, ranchers,
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The television and radio spot below encourage Coloradans to stand up to the politicians and special interests who are jamming a costly bill through the legislature without any input from the rural consumers it would affect.
One of the most frequently quoted expressions in the western United States claims that “Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting over.” But as contentious as water policy can sometimes be, the liquid so critical to life and economic vitality can occasionally serve as a topic of remarkable agreement as well.
Tired of politicians pushing policies that don’t impact them -- but put burdens on other people?
Key Front Range legislators authored this bill in secret but – get this – it only impacts rural Coloradans.
That’s just not fair.
With very little time left in the current legislative session, a Colorado senator from the state’s second largest city has introduced legislation that would force rural Coloradans to purchase an excessive amount of their electric power from expensive renewable resources. If enacted, these new regulations would hit rural households, farms, ranches, small businesses and entire communities with billions of dollars in increased electricity costs.