On August 3, the EPA released the final version of the Clean Power Plan, which calls for unreasonably stringent reductions of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by power plants. The concerns we raised in response to the original proposal remain just a serious now that the rule is final.

As energy prices continue to rise, many Colorado families are feeling increased pressure to make ends meet. 

Lower- and middle-income families represent 43 percent of Colorado households and take home an average $2,000 per month – making their budgets especially tight. And when electric prices increase, there will be less money for housing, food, health care and other necessities. They will have to figure out where they can cut costs somewhere else.

As energy prices continue to rise, many Nebraska families are feeling increased pressure to make ends meet. 

Lower- and middle-income families represent 48 percent of Nebraska households and take home an average $2,000 per month – making their budgets especially tight. And when electric prices increase, there will be less money for housing, food, health care and other necessities. They will have to figure out where they can cut costs somewhere else.

As energy prices continue to rise, many New Mexico families are feeling increased pressure to make ends meet. When electric prices increase, there will be less money for housing, food, health care and other necessities. They will have to figure out where they can cut costs somewhere else.

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As energy prices continue to rise, many Wyoming families are feeling increased pressure to make ends meet. Lower- and middle-income families represent 40 percent of Wyoming households and take home an average $2,100 per month – making their budgets especially tight. And when electric prices increase, there will be less money for housing, food, health care and other necessities. They will have to figure out where they can cut costs somewhere else.

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Over the past few weeks, we’ve asked you to make your voices heard to support the Colowyo Mine in northwest Colorado in the face of a lawsuit against the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). A poor outcome in this situation could threaten to close the mine, a key link in the supply chain that provides affordable, reliable power across large swaths of the West.

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