In a big win for affordable electricity, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s controversial Clean Power Plan should be put on hold while courts consider legal challenges from 27 states. Learn more.
Policy & Legislation
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.
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."
On Tuesday, October 21, Ross Eisenberg of the National Association of Manufacturers jumped on the line with Keep Electricity Affordable supporters for a telephone town hall to discuss how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan would affect consumers in the West.
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.
Let’s face it: A lot of energy legislation produces political debates. But a recent Colorado bill received widespread support.