DENVER, Colo. (KKCO) - The Colorado Public Utilities Commission heard both arguements at a public comment hearing Thursday on XCEL's plan.
XCEL submitted the plan to comply with a new state law aimed at meeting foreseeable requirements of the Federal Clean Air Act.
The Commission has until December 15th to approve, deny, or modify the plan.
Opponents worry it will hurt Western Colorado Communities that rely on coal for tax revenue and jobs and increase electricity prices, while supporters say it will improve public health, particularly for those with asthma.
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