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A setback for openness but fight will continue

The Colorado Electric Consumers’ Protection Act (Senate Bill 258) was introduced to give Coloradans a greater say in how to make the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan work in our state.

The bill had won bipartisan backing in the Colorado Senate, but Monday it fell short of the needed votes in the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee.

Support grows for Colorado Senate Bill 258

On Saturday, the Pueblo Chieftain showed its support for The Colorado Electric Consumers' Protection Act (Senate Bill 258), which it calls "a reasonable check" on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The Chieftain says: "The Federal Environmental Protection Agency has proposed guidelines regulating ... how electricity can be produced, transmitted and distributed to customers. Which means they could have a serious impact on the source, reliability and cost of our day-to-day energy."

FERC Expresses Concern About Energy Sources

Keep Electricity Affordable typically focuses on the impact that rules and regulations could have on the cost of electricity to households, businesses and communities. But affordability is not the only issue of concern to consumers, who also want to know that their power supply is going to be reliable. Reliable power keeps life-saving medical equipment operating at hospitals, electronic teaching tools functioning at schools and our food fresh and safe at grocery stores.

Proposed EPA Rule: All Pain, No Gain?

When it comes to the EPA’s proposed rule on existing power generation, everyone seems to have an opinion. The proposed change to Section 111d of the Clean Air Act is known as the Clean Energy Plan, with much of the EPA’s rhetoric speaking very positively about the propose rule and how the benefits to society far outweigh any negative aspects of implementation. Many do not share the EPA’s perspective on the Clean Energy Plan.

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