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Mook Interview Proves That Clinton's Energy Policies Are Wrong For Colorado

- August 16, 2016

YESTERDAY, ROBBY MOOK SAID THAT CLINTON WOULD BE WILLING TO BYPASS CONGRESS USING EXECUTIVE ACTIONS WITH REGARDS TO THE CLEAN POWER PLAN

With Regards To The Clean Power Plan, Robby Mook Said In An Interview Yesterday That He Thinks Clinton Would Be Willing To Go Around Congress With Executive Actions As Obama Has Done, Saying This Option "Has To Be On The Table And [Has] Been Effective In Some Cases." CPR'S ANDREA DUKAKIS: "The Supreme Court recently put a hold on the administration's Clean Power Plan which cuts greenhouse gas emissions from power plants by a third. If the Clean Power Plan is blocked, what's Secretary Clinton's alternative for getting those emissions cut?" ROBBY MOOK: "This is a great question. Look I think what this goes back to and this is true for a lot of issues is that the next president is not just going to appoint the one Supreme Court vacancy we shave right now. She, I would argue, is going to appoint two, three, possibly even four new justices and so we've got to have a president who believes that climate change is real and shares what I would argue are mainstream values here in Colorado and across the country. I think that ruling was very unfortunate. This carbon dioxide that is going into our atmosphere is a pollutant. It is changing our climate and it is a threat to our health and our economy and our future. So I think the Supreme Court is an important piece. And then look, the next president's got to start working with both parties and working across the aisle to get something real passed on this issue. And Hillary Clinton has a long record of working across the aisle to get things done." DUKAKIS: "Is she willing to go around Congress with executive action as Obama's done during his Administration?" MOOK: "I think that has to be on the table and that's been effective in some cases." ( Robby Mook Interview On CPR, 8/15/16)

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Clinton Would Defend And Build Upon Obama's Clean Power Plan, Even Indicating That She Would Go Further Than Obama

Clinton Has Vowed To Defend And "Build On" Obama's "Clean Power Plan" If Elected President, Calling It A "Significant Step Forward." "Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton pledged Sunday that if elected she will build on a new White House clean energy program and defend it against those she called 'Republican doubters and defeatists.' Clinton was the first 2016 candidate to respond to the ambitious plan that President Obama will debut on Monday. Details of the program, which aims to cut greenhouse-gas pollution, were released over the weekend. The new regulation will require every state to reduce emissions from coal-burning power plants. In a statement Sunday, Clinton called the plan 'a significant step forward in meeting the urgent threat of climate change.'" (Anne Gearan, "Hillary Clinton Promises To Build On Obama Climate Plan As President," The Washington Post , 8/2/15)

  • "Clinton Called Obama's Plan 'The Floor, Not The Ceiling,' And Said She Would Go Further." (Anne Gearan, "Hillary Clinton Promises To Build On Obama Climate Plan As President," The Washington Post , 8/2/15)

THE CLEAN POWER PLAN WOULD RAISE ENERGY BILLS AND COST THOUSANDS OF JOBS IN COLORADO

Obama's Clean Power Plan Would Raise Colorado Resident's Energy Bills By 39 Percent Or $613 By 2020

According To A Report By Energy Ventures Analysis, The Clean Power Plan Will Cause Wholesale Electricity Prices To Rise By 19 Percent In Colorado. ("EPA's Clean Power Plan: An Economic Analysis," Energy Ventures Analysis , 11/13/15)

  • The Cost Of Capital Investment For New Replacement Power Capacity Through 2030 In Colorado Will Be $3,324 Million. ("EPA's Clean Power Plan: An Economic Analysis," Energy Ventures Analysis , 11/13/15)
  • A Previous Report By EVA Said The Clean Power Plan Will Increase The Average Colorado Household Energy Bill By 39 Percent Or $613 By 2020. ("Energy Market Impacts Of Recent Federal Regulations On The Electrical Power Sector," Energy Ventures Analysis, 11/14)

An Analysis From NERA Economic Consulting Projected That Colorado Residents Will Face Annual Average Electricity Price Increases Of 31 Percent To Comply With The Clean Power Plan. ("NERA Analysis Of The Final Clean Power Plan," NERA Economic Consulting, 11/15)

Obama's Clean Power Plan Would Cost Colorado At Least 7,116 Manufacturing Jobs

According To A Study By The Heritage Foundation, The Clean Power Plan Would Lead To More Than 7,116 Manufacturing Jobs Being Lost In Colorado. (Kevin D. Dayaratna, Ph.D., Nicolas Loris, and David W. Kreutzer, Ph.D., "The Obama Administration's Climate Agenda Will Hit Manufacturing Hard: A State-By-State Analysis," The Heritage Foundation , 2/17/15)

  • This Is A 3.8 Percent Decline Of Total Manufacturing Jobs In Colorado By 2023. (Kevin D. Dayaratna, Ph.D., Nicolas Loris, and David W. Kreutzer, Ph.D., "The Obama Administration's Climate Agenda Will Hit Manufacturing Hard: A State-By-State Analysis," The Heritage Foundation , 2/17/15)

MOOK WAS ALSO UNABLE TO RECONCILE CLINTON'S POSITION ON STATE AND LOCAL REGULATION ON FRACKING WITH HER SUPPORT FOR INCREASED FEDERAL REGULATIONS

Mook Was Unable To Explain How Clinton Would Make A Distinction Between State And Federal Control Under Fracking, Emphasizing Clinton's Commitment To "Some Sort Of Nationwide Standard." CPR'S ANDREA DUKAKIS: "Let's start with fracking. It's been very controversial in Colorado and may be on the state ballot this fall. Secretary Clinton has said she's against it when any local or state government's against it. But some people believe fracking isn't just a state and local issue. And they say concerns about water and air pollution cross state boundaries. How, if at all, would Secretary Clinton step up federal involvement in this issue?" ROBBY MOOK: "Well as you pointed out, Andrea, she's coming to this with some broad principles, the first of which as you mentioned is that localities need to have the final say as to whether it can happen in their communities. And secondly that we need, we need national standards to ensure that health, safety and our environment are being protected. I'm not a constitutional expert and so there's a lot of issues that need to be worked out, vis-à-vis the federal government versus the state government. But I think what's really important in this election are those core principles and you're hearing something very different from Donald Trump. He hasn't, he's either been unclear or seems uninterested in these health, safety and environmental issues." DUKAKIS: "So would Clinton be willing to get involved on a federal level if it were possible for her to do something?" MOOK: "Well what she's talked about is the need for some sort of nationwide standard, again to protect health, safety and the environment. What they'll be, the framework for that would be, as I said, needs to be worked out and that's obviously particularly true here in Colorado but the principle's there that nowhere in this country should people's health be at risk because of this." ( Robby Mook Interview On CPR, 8/15/16)

State And Local Governments Already Regulate Fracking, And The Federal Regulations Clinton Would Push For Would "Face Enormous Legal And Legislative Hurdles"

Fracking Is Already Regulated By States And Local Governments, And "The Federal Government Doesn't Have Much Authority To Directly Regulate Fracking On Public Lands." "Although state and local governments regulate the practice -- and some ban it altogether -- the federal government doesn't have much authority to directly regulate fracking on private lands. The biggest openings are through laws allowing the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate air and water pollution tied to fracking, said Kevin Book, an analyst with ClearView Energy Partners LLC. 'But these controls are both limited and litigable.'" (Jennifer Dlouhy, "Clinton Doubles Down Against Fracking, Raising Alarms," Bloomberg, 3/7/16)

  • Many Of The Restrictions Clinton Wants Are Already In Place And "New Federal Restrictions On Fracking Would Face Enormous Legal And Legislative Hurdles." "Even though the Democratic presidential frontrunner is talking tough about all-but-killing fracking, oil and gas industry leaders said Monday that's unlikely to happen. On the one hand, a lot of the restrictions Hillary Clinton is calling for are either happening in many states or already being taken into account by business, they say. And on the other, new federal restrictions on fracking would face enormous legal and legislative hurdles." (Jeffrey Weiss, "From Last Night's Debate: Would A President Hillary Clinton Kill Most Fracking In The U.S.?," The Dallas Morning News' Biz Beat Blog , 3/7/16)

Clinton Has Promised That Under Her Presidency There Wouldn't "Be Many Places In America Where Fracking Will Continue To Take Place"

During A March 2016 Democrat Debate, Clinton Said Fracking Was "Not Sufficiently Regulated," And Under A Clinton Presidency, There Wouldn't "Be Many Places In America Where Fracking Will Continue To Take Place." CLINTON: "So by the time we get through all of my conditions, I do not think there will be many places in America where fracking will continue to take place. And I think that's the best approach, because right now, there are places where fracking is going on that are not sufficiently regulated. So first, we've got to regulate everything that is currently underway, and we have to have a system in place that prevents further fracking unless conditions like the ones that I just mentioned are met." (Hillary Clinton, CNN Democratic Primary Debate, Flint, MI, 3/6/16)

The Wall Street Journal Editorial: By Opposing Fracking, Clinton Wants To "Regulate Out Of Existence The Livelihoods Of Tens Of Thousands" Of American Workers. "This is a new look for Mrs. Clinton, who promoted fracking around the world as Secretary of State. In 2010 she popped into Krakow to announce a global shale initiative, and in 2012 she dropped by Bulgaria to encourage the parliament to end a fracking moratorium. But now that she wants to be President she would regulate out of existence the livelihoods of tens of thousands in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Arkansas, and across the U.S.A." (Editorial, "Clinton Against American Energy," The Wall Street Journal, 3/7/16)

Natural Gas Production Is Critical To Colorado's Economy And Has The Potential To Grow Even Further

Colorado Is One Of The Major Natural Gas-Producing States In The Country. "Colorado is among the major natural gas-producing states in the nation, and state output has doubled since 2001." (U.S. Energy Information Administration, "Colorado State Profile And Energy Estimates," U.S. Energy Information Administration, 12/17/15)

  • Colorado's Natural Gas Output Has Doubled Since 2001. "Colorado is among the major natural gas-producing states in the nation, and state output has doubled since 2001." (U.S. Energy Information Administration, "Colorado State Profile And Energy Estimates," U.S. Energy Information Administration, 12/17/15)

The San Juan Basin Was Colorado's Largest Natural-Gas Producing Region Until 2000, When Production Began To Grow In The Denver-Julesberg And Piceance Basins. "Historically, the San Juan Basin, which also underlies part of New Mexico, was Colorado's largest natural gas-producing region, but, since 2000, production has grown in the Denver-Julesberg Basin in the northeast and in the Piceance Basin in the west." (U.S. Energy Information Administration, "Colorado State Profile And Energy Estimates," U.S. Energy Information Administration, 12/17/15)

Colorado Is Among The Leading Coalbed Methane Producers And Provides More Than Any Other State, Contributing One-Third Of U.S. Proved Coalbed And Methane Reserves. "Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming are the leading coalbed methane producers in the United States, and Colorado has more than one-third of U.S. proved coalbed methane reserves, more than any other state." (U.S. Energy Information Administration, "Colorado State Profile And Energy Estimates," U.S. Energy Information Administration, 12/17/15)

Nearly Three-Fourths Of Colorado Households Use Natural Gas As Their Primary Heating Source. "Nearly three-fourths of households in the state use natural gas as their primary home heating source." (U.S. Energy Information Administration, "Colorado State Profile And Energy Estimates," U.S. Energy Information Administration, 12/17/15)

In 2014, 22 Percent Of Electricity In Colorado Was Produced By Natural Gas. (U.S. Energy Information Administration, "Colorado State Profile And Energy Estimates," U.S. Energy Information Administration, 12/17/15)

Western Colorado Has An Enormous, Untapped Natural Gas Potential

"Western Colorado Has 40 Times More Natural Gas Than Previously Thought." "Western Colorado has 40 times more natural gas than previously thought, but an immediate boom is unlikely because of low gas prices, government and industry experts said Wednesday." (Dan Elliott, "Western Colorado Has 40 Times More Natural Gas Than Thought," The Denver Post, 6/8/16)

  • The Mancos Shale Holds About 66.3 Trillion Cubic Feet Of Gas, Significantly Higher Than The 1.6 Trillion Estimated In 2003. "The U.S. Geological Survey said the Mancos Shale formation in Colorado's Piceance Basin holds about 66.3 trillion cubic feet of gas, up from 1.6 trillion estimated in 2003." (Dan Elliott, "Western Colorado Has 40 Times More Natural Gas Than Thought," The Denver Post, 6/8/16)

This New Estimate Makes The Piceance Basin The Second-Largest Natural Gas Reserve In The Country, After The Marcellus Shale Formation. "The new estimate could mean the Piceance Basin has the second-largest natural gas reserves in the country, after the Marcellus Shale formation in Pennsylvania and neighboring states, Ludlam said." (Dan Elliott, "Western Colorado Has 40 Times More Natural Gas Than Thought," The Denver Post, 6/8/16)

Fracking Has The Potential To Create Over 97,000 Jobs In Colorado

According To A Study By IHS, There Will Be Over 97,741 Jobs Created Through The Fracking Boom In Colorado By 2035. ("America's New Energy Future: The Unconventional Oil And Gas Revolution And The US Economy," IHS, 12/12)

  • According To The Study, There Were 77,622 Jobs In Colorado Related To Unconventional Oil And Gas Production In 2012. ("America's New Energy Future: The Unconventional Oil And Gas Revolution And The US Economy," IHS, 12/12)
  • According To The Study, There Is The Potential For 175,363 Jobs In Colorado Related To Unconventional Oil And Gas Production In 2035. ("America's New Energy Future: The Unconventional Oil And Gas Revolution And The US Economy," IHS, 12/12)

Fracking Has The Potential To Add Over $100 Billion In Revenue To Colorado

Between 2012 And 2035, Fracking Will Add $121,542 Million In Government Revenue To Colorado. ("America's New Energy Future: The Unconventional Oil And Gas Revolution And The US Economy," IHS, 12/12)

Fracking Has The Potential To Add $15,028 Million In Value-Added Revenue Per Year To Colorado. ("America's New Energy Future: The Unconventional Oil And Gas Revolution And The US Economy," IHS, 12/12)


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