IP-5-2016 (June 2016)
Author: Michael Fumento
Contributors: Amy Cooke and Michael Sandoval
If the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) rushes approval of Xcel Energy’s proposed wind project Rush Creek – as the utility wants – the Commission will not be serving the best interests of Coloradans, Xcel’s 1.4 million ratepayers, or wildlife and, indeed, will have an adverse impact on all Americans. There is nothing to be gained and everything to be lost by allowing the utility to rush this project through without Xcel, interested parties, and others having the opportunity to study its economic and environmental impact.