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There is a strong contingent of local residents who believe Colorado House Bill 10-1365, also known as the Clean Air, Clean Jobs Act, will significantly harm the local coal industry and jeopardize jobs. Above, a group of Twentymile Coal Co. miners on the X Crew stand for a photo Friday in a meeting room at the mine before their shift begins. Peabody Energy, which owns Twentymile is providing employees with transportation to a Public Utilities Commission public comment hearing next week on Xcel Energy’s emissions reduction plan required H.B. 10-1365.

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Brian Bevel, a coal miner on the long-wall bull gang at Twentymile Coal Co., has good reason to travel next week to Denver to testify before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission on Xcel Energy’s emissions reduction plan required by Colorado House Bill 10-1365.

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