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Vail Daily letter: Support clean power plan

Support clean power plan

I am excited to see that valley’s recycling rates have gone up! The fact that the statewide recycling rate is only 11 percent is concerning however, and it is a rate that is in dire need of improvement. As a Colorado resident, it is disappointing to see those numbers. It is up to us to take action to save our planet, and we can do this in a number of ways.

In addition to recycling, another way we can fight global warming is by reducing our carbon pollution. The largest source of this pollution is power plants. It is important for us to make sure that businesses and other community members are doing their part to reduce their carbon emissions as well.

One way that people can do just that is through supporting the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. The plan will be finalized later this summer, and it will limit carbon pollution from power plants for the first time! A simple way to support this plan is by calling Sen. Bennet and Sen. Gardner to voice that support. Coal companies and other polluters are pushing Congress to scrap the Clean Power Plan so Colorado’s Senators need to hear support for constituents now! The office number for Sen. Michael Bennet is 303-455-7600 and the office number for Cory Gardner is 970-663-2679.

Joan Conway

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