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Tri-State needs more oversight

Dear Editor:

Tri-State Generating and Transmission Association is the primary supplier of electricity to Colorado’s rural electric co-operatives and operates under very little oversight. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission is seeking comments on a proposal to apply more regulatory authority over Tri-State, and since Tri-State ranks last among western companies that support ways to reduce our energy uses through clean energy sources, it is vitally important that they hear public comment supporting clean energy.

Many local ranchers and other property owners in the Roaring Fork, Capital Creek, Fryingpan and Crystal River Valleys are working to install hydro, solar and geothermal systems to help decrease our dependence on coal. Increased pressure on Tri-State to purchase more of their power requirements from sustainable energy, rather than their present strategy of building more dirty coal-fired plants, will benefit our community and work to support western Colorado’s move toward a clean energy economy. Please call the Colorado Public Utilities Commission at 303-894-2000, ext. 7, or send a letter to 1560 Broadway, Suite 250, Denver, CO 80202, by the end of today.

Ruthie Brown


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