EPA Listening Tour, Press Event, Rally at Capitol



PHOTO OPPORTUNITY October 29, 2013

Contact: Amy Oliver Cooke, Executive Vice President,
303-279-6536 x 107, Amy@i2i.org

Can you hear us now EPA?
Affordable Energy Coalition Plans to Send Loud
Message to EPA for “Listening Tour”
Rally and Press Event at the Capitol

DENVER – In honor of the Environmental Protection Agency’s “listening tour” on carbon emissions for existing power plants, the Independence Institute and the Affordable Energy Coalition will host a rally and press event on the West Steps of the State Capitol building, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 30, 2013.

The Rally to Support Affordable Power and Rural Economies will highlight the enormous economic toll that the EPA’s heavy-handed regulations are taking on Colorado workers, communities, and already-stressed energy consumers. The following individuals and representatives of the following organizations either will speak or be available for comments:

  • Independence Institute
  • Colorado Mining Association
  • Friends of Coal West
  • Arch Coal
  • Americans for Prosperity
  • Cloud Peak Energy
  • Frank and Kerry Moe, owners of Best Western Plus Deer Park Inn and Suites
  • John Kinkaid, Moffat County Commissioner
  • Utah Mining Association
  • Wyoming Rural Electric Cooperatives
  • Peabody Energy
  • Northwest Mining Association
  • Wyoming Policy Institute
  • Wyoming Mining Association

State Representatives Don Coram and Ray Scott also will be on hand, as will Independence Institute Executive Vice President and Energy Policy Center Director Amy Oliver Cooke.

“True conservationists support affordable power,” says Cooke. “Because we know affordable power, not EPA regulations, brings about technological advances that lead to energy efficiency and lower emissions.”

The Independence Institute is a non-partisan, non-profit public policy research organization based in Denver, Colo.


727 E. 16th Ave. Denver, CO 80203 www.independenceinstitute.org