Washington, DC - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on the Administration's Clean Power Plan that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants:
"Colorado's leadership on this issue is already paying off. Our state has not waited for Washington to act and appears well-positioned to meet these targets. The final plan, in response to feedback from Colorado and others, provides additional time for states to achieve pollution reductions and includes new flexibilities to help utilities comply. As we continue to review the plan, we will work closely with the Administration and state officials to ensure communities across the state are treated fairly and have access to the tools, support, information, and resources they need.
"Colorado's economy is already being threatened by unchecked climate change. It is hurting our agriculture and outdoor recreation businesses, threatening our quality of life, and will become more expensive to address the longer we wait. This plan is an important step toward curbing carbon pollution and addressing climate change."
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