#50 – Energy Fees & Timely Reminder about the Polis Premium!

Energy prices here in Colorado are some of the most expensive in the nation. While this hurts Colorado families everyday, Jared Polis is collecting more than two million dollars in fees on the energy industry as he works to implement the Green New Deal here in Colorado. Those fees will only continue to raise your energy costs and further hurt Colorado families as they struggle to afford to provide for their households.

This is a good time to remind you about the Polis Premium. For three years, Governor Jared Polis has refused to submit a waiver to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would prevent hardworking Coloradans from paying 20 to 30 cents per gallon more for gas. Because he missed the EPA deadline to submit the waiver that his predecessor, John Hickenlooper, submitted, the EPA has downgraded the Denver area from a serious polluter to a severe polluter. That means, starting in the summer of 2024, gas stations must use a more expensive, refined fuel that emits fewer pollutants. It will cost you 20-30 cents more per gallon.