EPA Hearings on Clean Power Plan Monday and Tuesday

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency will take public comment in Denver Monday and Tuesday on its proposed Clean Power Plan. Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid will be there to make comments on behalf of the county. Citizens are also encouraged to attend and comment. Kinkaid will get 5 minutes to explain to regulators how the plan would harm the economies of the Western Slope. Stuart Sanderson, President of the Colorado Mining Association will be there as well. Sanderson says that according to a report by the Fitch rating agency, Colorado will be the 18th hardest hit state by the plan. It also ranked Colorado as the 4th most expensive in the country for the marginal cost of carbon reduction. Fitch Ratings, Inc. is one of the three nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (NRSRO) designated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in 1975. The hearings will be held Monday and Tuesday at the EPA’s Regional Office in Denver.

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