Friday, September 24, 2010

Business Posturing for Natural Gas

DENVER, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Background: America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) Executive Vice President Tom Amontree issued the following statement on the meeting being held by the Colorado Utilities Commission to take public comments as the next stage in the consideration of Xcel Energy's plan in compliance with "Clean Air-Clean Jobs." This meeting is being held today in Denver, CO.
"We applaud Xcel Energy for its efforts to advance clean air and clean jobs in Colorado. We are proud of the role that abundant and cost competitive Colorado natural gas will play in the state's clean energy future.
"The natural gas community stands ready to continue working with Xcel, the PUC and other stakeholders as the process moves forward. We believe Xcel set a good marker and that it may even be possible to accelerate timelines for transitioning to greater use of clean Colorado natural gas.
"This innovative work to clean the air, create jobs and improve Colorado's economy will pay off handsomely for Colorado. Xcel, Governor Ritter and the many other local leaders involved in this effort are to be commended. Thanks to their collective vision, natural gas can play a growing role in improving the quality of the air we breathe, adding to the 137,000 jobs already supported by the natural gas industry and protecting the state's majestic outdoors. We hope that other states will follow Colorado's lead and boost local economies and improve air quality with clean natural gas."
America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) represents 34 of the nation's leading independent natural gas exploration and production companies. ANGA members are dedicated to increasing the appreciation of the environmental, economic and national security benefits of clean, abundant, American natural gas. Learn more about ANGA at
SOURCE America's Natural Gas Alliance

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