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Costs of Carbon Costs Debated in CO

The Denver Post reports that "the federal proposal to cut coal-fired power-plant carbon emissions will affect the nation's economy — and witnesses at a Denver hearing Tuesday sparred over just what it will mean."  

"'(The Environmental Protection Agency) is trying to shut down the coal industry without regard,' said Greg Schaefer, a spokesman for Arch Coal Inc., which employs about 1,800 people in Wyoming and about 320 in western Colorado. 'I urge EPA to withdraw the proposal.'"  

"But wind- and solar-industries advocates, as well as representatives of small business and ranching, said there are economic benefits to cutting carbon emissions and replacing fossil fuels."

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