Carbondale Environmental Groups Seek Carbon Fee

Environmental groups in Carbondale are hoping to put a carbon fee on the ballot in April.

According to the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, if the carbon fee is passed by Carbondale voters, residents would pay extra charges on their electric and natural gas bills, based on their energy use.

The proposal was drafted after federal and state grants for clean energy fell through. Supporters say they still want clean energy goals adopted by Garfield County local governments in 2006 to go into effect.

Town officials are concerned it will hurt low-income residents and some families.