August 7, 2022

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Close Comanche coal-fired plant by 2030, no later

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As mayors who represent Coloradans in Xcel Energy’s service territory, we urge the Public Utilities Commission to reconsider Xcel’s settlement decision that would keep the state’s largest climate-polluting coal plant open until 2035, and instead ensure that the coal plant is replaced by cleaner, more affordable electricity before 2030.

Laura Weinberg, left, and Dan Richardson

The climate crisis weighs heavy on our minds as community leaders. Every year we’ve seen more record-breaking weather events, from extreme cold to extreme heat, and Colorado’s prospects of beating the drought aren’t looking much better. We all cherish our natural resources and recreation opportunities. But climate-driven wildfires, decreasing snowpack, and increased haze and pollution challenge our…

Laura Weinberg and Dan Richardson

2022-04-16 01:30:00

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