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Vail Daily letter: 1A good for county

Clark Anderson
Vail, CO, Colorado

I’m writing to urge Eagle County residents to support Referendum 1A, the Eagle Smart Energy Program.

Most people have probably heard about how the energy-smart program promotes clean energy while stimulating the local economy. They’ve heard how it provides property owners with low-interest loans to make energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements to their homes and businesses.

They understand that 1A would create jobs, while reducing energy costs and curbing carbon emissions. And hopefully people know the Energy Smart program would do all these good things without raising taxes.

Voting for 1A is about the easiest thing you can do to advance clean energy in Eagle County. But beyond that, 1A offers a tremendous opportunity for Eagle County to provide statewide leadership in meeting sustainable energy goals; to raise the bar on combating climate change and to speed our transition to a clean energy economy. Other communities are watching and they need your leadership.

We face a lot of tough choices about the future, but this one is easy. 1A is good choice for our communities, economy and environment, so take the time to mail or drop off your ballot and tell your friends to do the same. Check out to learn more and help bring in 1A with a landslide of public support!

Clark Anderson

Sonoran Institute, Western Colorado legacy director

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