"EPA's Coming Storm" Tour Hits Pueblo and Denver

Coloradans naturally are concerned about what the coming storm of federal energy and environmental regulations will mean to them as breadwinners, workers, business owners and energy consumers. What impact will EPA regulations on carbon, ozone and water have on their families and communities? 

Two free public forums this week -- on Wednesday in Pueblo and Thursday in Denver -- bring stakeholders, policymakers, experts and citizens together to share their concerns, answer questions and discuss what impacts this "perfect storm" of EPA interventions will have on their lives. "EPA’s Coming Storm" events are co-sponsored by the Independence Institute, Americans for Prosperity-Colorado, the National Federation of Independent Business and Colorado Senate Republicans

The Pueblo forum takes place Wednesday, October 28, at 11:30 a.m. at the Pueblo Convention Center (320 Central Main Street). Participants include:

• State Senator Randy Baumgardner

• Luke Wake, Staff Attorney, National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Center

• Mark Pifher, Southern Delivery System Manager at Colorado Springs Utilities

• Dan Byers, Institute for 21st Century Energy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Moderating will be Amy Oliver Cooke, Executive Vice President and Director of the Energy Policy Center at the Independence Institute

Thursday's Denver event runs 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Denver Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA), 290 E Speer Boulevard. Participants include:

• Alex Fitzsimmons, Manager of Policy and Public Affairs, American Energy Alliance

• Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg, Colorado Senate Republicans

• Gregory Sopkin, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

• Luke Wake, Staff Attorney, NFIB Small Business Legal Center

Moderator: Amy Oliver Cooke, Independence Institute, EVP and Director of the Energy Policy Center

Please contact Sean Paige at 719-337-0355 with media inquiries.

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