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Denver 7: Colorado lawmakers to consider new climate deal struck by unlikely partners

Colorado lawmakers will spend the final days of this year’s legislative session considering a major climate deal reached between two groups that rarely agree.

The Colorado Chamber, which had strongly criticized environmental legislation that was introduced earlier this year by Democratic lawmakers, released a statement in support of the new deal.

“We applaud the Governor’s Office and our members in the energy sector for finding a balanced compromise to defeat a series of overreaching environmental proposals,” said Loren Furman, the president and CEO of the Colorado Chamber. “Together, these bills would have further threatened Colorado’s competitiveness and economic growth. The Colorado Chamber dubbed these proposals “job killers,” with impacts far beyond just the energy industry, and Chamber members sent over 3,000 messages to lawmakers this session opposing the measures.”

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