Jacquie Ostrom 
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Re: “Gaebler, Skorman, Knight, Pico win easily in Council races; Avila pulls surprise

With these new council members maybe we can now actually move toward renewable energy as fast as the community has been asking for. We know we can close Drake and get by just fine - as we did in 2014 when it was shut down due to the fire for all of the peak summer months. Hopefully we'll now have a majority on the Utility Board who care about the pollution from burning coal in the middle of down town and who care about the image of the city. Forward we go with the rest of the state. We are lagging far behind every other city in renewable energy.
Loved the comments from leloupe above!

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Posted by Jacquie Ostrom on 04/05/2017 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Latest Drake legal battle fizzles

Wow, What a disappointing column, Mr. Hazlehurst. You missed quite a bit in your research. And your comments from Tom Stand show that he's simply repeating the same old talking points. The monitors have never ever been over Manitou Springs, or over the Cheyenne Mtn and Broadmoor neighborhoods where the pollution plume is at it's worst. Gordon Pierce from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has stated the current monitor you and Tom reference is not even in the right place to measure SO2 from the Drake plume. And if you'd bothered to look at the data, even it has measurements over the NAAQS.
Further, the EPA holds Modeling as the Gold Standard because it uses emissions data from the stacks and meteorological data to show where the plume travels over our fair city and what amount of pollution it's carrying. So yes, modeling is very important. 3 models by different organizations all show non-attainment of the NAAQS, the SO2 is high and that's very bad for our lungs.
How can you say the lawsuit is fizzled when the City is desperately seeking to punish Leslie Weise? The real question is, who is pulling the strings with the City's lawyer? Who's acting like a dictator from a 3rd world country trying to muzzle a citizen seeking just the truth of a government report? Is it the Mayor? Or CSU? Or the Utility Board?

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Posted by Jacquie Ostrom on 12/14/2016 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Light the Drake cancelled, for now

Great Decision, Andy Vic and COPPeR board!! Lets close the Drake first, then light it up.
Now go forth and continue with other positive creativity and artistic expression in the community!

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Posted by Jacquie Ostrom on 12/08/2015 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Utilities board advised on energy future

Great reporting Mathew! It might have been hard for you to know who were CAG members. Actually 5 CAG members spoke - 1 in favor of D, 3 in favor of H and 1 in favor of F. All the best, Jacquie Ostrom CAG Co-chair.

Posted by Jacquie Ostrom on 10/25/2015 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Climate change: Deal with it

78% of residents and businesses have said in CSU surveys for several years that they are willing to pay more for renewable energy. What's holding us back? Let's elect the greenest Utility Board we can to help us move forward.

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Posted by Jacquie Ostrom on 03/25/2015 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Not so fast there, sunny

Who are the legislative officials with whom talks are underway to extend the Energy certificate deadline? Let's hope that goes through!

Also you didn't mention that the new wind power purchase is a more than 80% decrease from 108,000 units we purchased previously, to 20,000 units. Very disappointing choice from our Utility Board.

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Posted by Jacquie Ostrom on 01/07/2015 at 8:17 PM

Re: “A question of goals

Great job, Emily. Climate change is happening and CSU needs to make the environment as important or more important than rates. The Environment is one of their 3 mandates - reliability, environment and rates but they never seem to step up to the plate and make the decisions the vast majority (80 and 85%) is asking for. Especially when we're only talking about 1 or 2 % and the overwhelming majority is ready to pay it. How do we wake the council/board up?

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Posted by Jacquie Ostrom on 02/28/2012 at 1:20 PM

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