Thousands Attend Rally Against EPA Rules in Denver

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency’s hearings on Proposed Carbon Emissions Rules continue today in Denver.  Yesterday, thousands showed up for a rally against the new rules at Lincoln Park, across from the capitol in Denver.  Speeches were made promoting the use of coal as a clean and cost effective way to produce electricity.  Some also talked about the devastating effects the rules could have on local economies.  A recorded piece was played that had words of encouragement from Congressman Scott Tipton, who is in Washington D.C. monitoring the hearings.  Senators Michael Bennett and Mark Udall sent out press releases yesterday supporting the new EPA rules, while Congressmen Tipton and Cory Gardner blasted the rules as destructive and overreaching.  A handful lawmakers also spoke at yesterday’s rally, including former lawmaker and current gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez.  About 25 people showed up to a supporting rally in Craig.  Hearings on the rules are also being held in Atlanta, Pittsburgh and Washington D.C.  The Atlanta hearings had to be moved from the Capital Building to a hotel, due to a power outage.