Sorry: We back Am. 37 and green power all the way |

Sorry: We back Am. 37 and green power all the way


We misspoke about Amendment 37 when we listed our endorsements Friday.Amendment 37 would mandate that energy companies with more than 40,000 customers buy increasing levels of green energy. The critical point we failed to understand is the amendment is to the state code, not the Constitution. That means the Legislature can change it, if necessary. It will not be embedded in the Constitution where change is difficult – whether the change is for the better or worse.We endorse Amendment 37. Our dissertation Friday was of two minds. We liked the idea but disliked what we thought was the Constitutional aspect.Global warming is of such a concern, especially to the High Country, if we may be so selfish to say so, that anything reducing fossil fuel emissions is necessary.The percentage of green energy to be mandated is small, but a start. It begins with 3 percent by 2007 and rises to 10 percent by 2015.We apologize for the confusion we created.And kudos to Frisco resident and green energy advocates Don and Betsy Sather for all their work to win approval of Amendment 37.

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