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05/22/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado Coal-To-Natural Gas Bill Passes House After Splitting GOP

Some Republicans said the bill flew in the face of free-market principles. Others said it would help avoid the "heavy hand" of the Environmental Protection Agency.

In the end, though , more Republicans than not voted today in favor of House Bill 1365, which prods Xcel Energy to convert its coal-fired electricity plants into ones powered by natural gas.

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