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Xcel Energy Rate Hike Just the Beginning if EPA Regs Aren't Stopped

June 18, 2014

Xcel Energy Rate Hike Just the Beginning if EPA Regs Aren’t Stopped

DENVER – Americans for Prosperity Colorado State Director Dustin Zvonek issued the following statement today, in response to reports of yet another electricity rate hike requested by one of Colorado largest utility companies.

“What we see in this latest Xcel Energy rate hike request is just a preview of what being “ahead of the curve” looks like for Coloradans if Congress doesn’t pull out all the stops to block President Obama’s latest attack on affordable American energy. Colorado energy consumers already are paying a steep price for this state’s foolish effort to follow politically-correct energy fads, thanks to some of the steepest energy cost increases seen anywhere in the country. But the costs are likely to rise even higher if we get federal energy mandates imposed on top of state mandates. The economy killer called inflation is on the march again in America, according to several key recent indicators, and any leader foolish enough to throw gas on that fire, by embracing Obama’s expensive new energy mandates, is doing his or her constituents wrong.”

For further information or an interview, please contact Dustin Zvonek at DZvonek@afphq.org or 720.219.1451.

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