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This bill is a misguided, top-down band-aid that will not adequately address our state’s skyrocketing energy costs.
DENVER, CO – Ahead of the General Assembly’s vote on utility regulation legislation (SB23-291), Americans for Prosperity-Colorado (AFP-CO) State Director Jesse Mallory released the following statement urging lawmakers to reject the bill:
“This bill is a misguided, top-down band-aid that will not adequately address our state’s skyrocketing energy costs,” said Mallory. “Coloradans simply cannot afford the inflationary policies that policymakers and Gov. Polis pushed under the dome that led to this moment. On behalf of AFP and our thousands of activists across the state, we urge members to stand up for Coloradans and vote NO on SB23-291.”
AFP-CO sent a vote alert to members of the General Assembly urging them to vote no on the utility regulation bill. Colorado’s long-term energy costs are driven by systemic issues, not short-term volatility. Much of this links back to government renewable mandates, not gas prices. SB23-291 completely ignores this side of the equation.
A better approach would be to analyze mandates that have led to this moment and address those directly. While SB23-291 may be well intended, the results of its passage will lead to more top-down regulation and further grant the commission increased discretion with vaguely written goals.
AFP-CO’s ongoing No More Rate Increases campaign arms voters with the ability to contact the Public Utilities Commission and demand a stop to the arbitrary rate increases hiking up heating and cooling costs.
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