During testimony, neither sponsors Rep. Faith Winter, D-Westminster, nor Rep. Jeni Arndt, D-Fort Collins, were able to provide any information on how much the bill will cost the state government.
Kelly Maher, executive director of Compass Colorado, released the following statement regarding the bill:
“It’s unfortunate that neither Reps. Winter and Arndt could answer basic questions about their bill that could potentially have huge ramifications on Colorado’s economy. Right now, we do not know if the lone bureaucrat empowered to make broad goals imposed across the board can force a carbon tax or fee on taxpayers, require families to make costly upgrades to their homes and cars, or compel small business owners to shut-down shop if they don’t meet certain standards. Hopefully, the state Senate will stop this ill-thought bill before Coloradans are forced to endure what is sure to be a costly experiment.”