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Anti Environment Groups file frivolous lawsuit against Colorado 30% Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) by 2020

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USA has been sorely lacking in the fight against Climate Change and Global Warming.Greenhouse Gas Emissions by the US has increased tremendously from 1990 the benchmark year when countries under Kyoto Protocol pledged to reduced their Carbon Emissions.However US has refused to do anything and has not even signed the Kyoto Protocol.The hopelessly rudderless leadership in the US has failed to pass any Clean Energy Laws like Cap and Trade ( not my favorite),Federal RPS etc.Some states have been showing proactive leadership like California despite massive opposition by the powerful oil and gas lobby (Valero,Koch Brothers).Their efforts are being stymied by the very rich who don’t care about global warming as they can easily use their money to mitigate any affect on them and the powerful fossil fuel lobby with their thinktank puppets.Colorado is the latest state to be hit with a lawsuit regarding its RPS of 30% by 2020.Note RPS means that the state’s utilities are mandated to generate 30% of their electricity from renewable energy.The reason behind their lawsuit is that the costs of energy will be raised.These anti-environment groups fail to account for the massive societal costs of fossil fuels like the affect on health,national security,funding of terrorists through oil money.Electricity prices have been rising much faster than inflation as prices of oil,gas and coal have zoomed up.But when your salary depends on a point of view,it hard to reason on changing it.

Groups challenge Colorado renewable energy law

Two groups and a Morrison businessman are challenging Colorado’s renewable energy standard.They said Monday that they’ve filed a lawsuit in federal court asking a judge to declare the law unconstitutional.

They argue the Colorado law mandating that larger utilities get 30 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2020 is leading to higher prices for consumers. They claim the law violates Constitution’s interstate commerce clause by imposing burdens on the interstate market for electricity.The Colorado attorney general’s office disagrees and plans to defend the law.The suit was filed by Morrison businessman Rod Lueck, the American Tradition Institute and the American Tradition Partnership.


Abhishek Shah

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