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Washington, D.C. – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission – the independent agency charged with protecting the reliability of our nation’s energy transmission system – will host a conference in Denver today to hear from stakeholders their serious reliability and affordability concerns associated with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.

 

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity called on FERC to stand up to EPA and protect Colorado families and businesses from escalating electricity costs and cascading power outages.

 

“While in Denver, FERC owes it to Coloradans and the surrounding region to truly listen to the concerns being raised about EPA’s legally flawed proposal to regulate carbon emission from the existing coal fleet,” said Mike Duncan, president and CEO of ACCCE. “If left unchecked, EPA’s plan will seriously impact the supply of reliable electricity in Colorado and leave many without critical resources when it is most needed.”

 

Time and time again, regional stakeholders have voiced their concerns over the costly impacts EPA’s proposed carbon regulations will have on Colorado’s electric grid and economy as a result of the region’s reliance on low-cost, dependable coal-based generation. Yet, EPA continues to turn a deaf ear, leaving consumers in Colorado and the surrounding region facing crippling cost increases to their energy bills while losing access to predictable energy that’s there when they need it.

 

In addition to consumers and stakeholders, EPA has failed to take into consideration the concerns raised by government...

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