A bill to retire coal fired power plants along the Front Range led to a sharp division among senate Republicans yesterday, pitting the top two leaders in the chamber against the rest of their caucus. The group held two briefings to try and find common ground, but couldn’t reach a compromise. Bente Birkeland reports from the state capitol.

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One Response to Senate Initially Clears Bill to Close Coal Fired Power Plants

  1. Doug Ring says:

    This is just dandy. This will add to unemployment. Shut down the mines. These plants can add scrubbers to meet the requirements.

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