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Move away from Colstrip

I moved to beautiful Idaho two years ago, but I am now concerned about Avista’s plan to spend millions of dollars that I and other Avista customers will be paying for to make infrastructure improvements on the outdated coal burning Colstrip plant for the next 20 years.

Avista’s Colstrip is one of the biggest CO2 emitters in the U.S., contributing to our climate change problem every day. I don’t want to keep paying for an outdated technology that uses dirty coal-fired energy. Coal is the single largest contributor to global climate change and the worst of fossil fuels. I want my dollars to support clean energy that will protect Idaho’s environment and people. Avista should consider the devastating impacts of coal burning at the old Colstrip facility and start investing in alternative, clean energy. Idaho and Avista could be leading the way.

Suzanne Marshall

Coeur d’Alene



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