Erin Martinez, center, listens as Gov. Jared Polis speaks at a news conference announcing Senate Bill 181, new regulations on the oil and gas industry. To her left is Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

New attack ad from oil and gas industry ally blasts Gov. Jared Polis and Democrats for “junk science”

Defend Colorado launched a campaign to undercut a new state-commissioned study showing potential health impacts from drilling operations

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Denver oilman Alex Cranberg and his partner secured huge Ukraine drilling deal after push from Rick Perry

Cranberg, a major Republican party donor, has supported Douglas County's controversial private-school voucher program

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Why the Denver school board “flipped” toward reform and what might happen next

The question now is what this “flip” will mean for teachers, students, and parents