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Udall: EPA Rule Builds on Colorado's Work to Reduce Emissions, Strengthen Our Economy

'EPA's Draft Rule is a Good Start, and I Will Fight to Ensure It Complements the Work We Have Already Done in Colorado'

Posted: Monday, June 2, 2014

Mark Udall, who serves on the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said the draft rule the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled today follows a path Colorado has trailblazed over the past decade. Udall said laws like Colorado's Clean Air, Clean Jobs Act have not only given Colorado a running start, but they also show how Colorado is uniquely positioned to lead national efforts to reduce carbon emissions and confront climate change.

"Climate change is threatening Colorado's special way of life. Coloradans have seen firsthand the harmful effects of climate change, including severe drought, record wildfires and reduced snowpack," Udall said. "Coloradans also have led the nation over the past decade in confronting this challenge and showing how we can reduce carbon emissions, protect our land, water and air, and strengthen our economy. The EPA's draft rule is a good start, and I will fight to ensure it complements the work we have already done in Colorado and provides states the flexibility they need to make it successful."

Udall has led efforts to show how Colorado's approach to energy development is a model for the nation. He has spearheaded efforts in Congress to create a national renewable electricity standard modeled after Colorado's standard. Udall also has championed the development of Colorado and the nation's clean-burning natural gas resources.

A strong advocate for confronting climate change, Udall has highlighted how this global problem threatens Colorado's economy and its special way of life.

By: Mike Saccone
 
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