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Letter: The Clean Power Plan will keep Aspen and Colorado beautiful

As a lifelong Colorado resident, it was a constant source of embarrassment to have never visited Aspen, and I feel like more of a native after spending three days here in town during the USA Pro Challenge. Aspen’s reputation as one the most beautiful towns in the state is well deserved. The mountains behind the tents in Paepke Park are a testament to why Colorado hosts this world-class outdoor event. I am thankful that Aspen is doing its part to keep that backdrop beautiful. The town’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions and using renewables is an example that the rest of the state could learn from.

The EPA’s Clean Power Plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants by 32 percent by 2030 will also keep the best parts of Colorado safe for the future. Power plants are the state’s largest emitters of global warming pollution, and thankfully, our Senator Michael Bennet has been a supporter of this plan. I urge Aspen’s residents to contact Senator Bennet to thank him for his support of the Clean Power Plan. Keeping Aspen beautiful will keep me, and the race, coming back.

P.J. Higgins


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