Colorado regulators this week will consider some of the first climate rules in the country specifically targeting the hard-to-decarbonize manufacturing sector.
The new regulations would apply to Colorado’s 18 largest manufacturers, including Suncor Energy Inc., Front Range Energy and Yuma Ethanol LLC, as well as brewing giant Molson Coors and Leprino Foods Co., the world’s largest manufacturer of mozzarella cheese.
Business groups argue the regulations would make Colorado uncompetitive for attracting manufacturers — especially the semiconductor companies that state and federal policymakers are seeking to entice back onshore with billions of dollars in subsidies. The Colorado Chamber of Commerce has lobbied Gov. Jared Polis (D) to back more relaxed rules.
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