The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that residential electricity costs in Wyoming have been on the rise over the last several years. Those increasing costs disproportionately impact the most vulnerable Wyomingites, as electricity costs crowd out other basic needs like food and medicine in the family budget. 

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that residential electricity costs in New Mexico have been on the rise over the last several years. Those increasing costs disproportionately impact the most vulnerable New Mexicans, as electricity costs crowd out other basic needs like food and medicine in the family budget. 

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that residential electricity costs in Nebraska have been on the rise over the last several years. Those increasing costs disproportionately impact the most vulnerable Nebraskans, as electricity costs crowd out other basic needs like food and medicine in the family budget. 

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that residential electricity costs in Colorado have been on the rise over the last several years. Those increasing costs disproportionately impact the most vulnerable Coloradans, as electricity costs crowd out other basic needs like food and medicine in the family budget. 

On Thursday, March 6, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Electricity Security and Affordability Act by a bipartisan vote of 229 to 183. The bill, HR 3826, would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set a more reasonable path forward for regulative power plant emissions.

Successful farming requires many ingredients: Hard work, long hours, sturdy equipment, in-depth knowledge of the land and weather, financial acumen and a great deal of optimism in the face of relentless challenges. It also requires electricity. Lots of electricity. 

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