The Colorado Mining Association has received numerous inquiries about the nomination of former Colorado Public Utilities Commission Chairman Ron Binz as Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. CMA sought the disqualification of Binz from ruling on matters pending before the PUC for reasons set forth in the attached motion and affidavit. The PUC denied the motion. The matter is now the subject of litigation before the Denver District Court. Because the matter is in litigation, CMA will not comment further at this time, but notes that the record speaks for itself.