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Opinion: Keeping up with California on vehicle emissions standards will cost Coloradans dearly

Few Coloradans are aware that at Gov. John Hickenlooper’s behest, the state’s Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) is hurriedly creating a regulation that will raise the prices of light trucks and SUV’s while requiring state lawmakers to greatly expand taxpayer subsidies for the purchase of electric vehicles. With public attention understandably focused on several controversial […]

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Opinion: Amendment 74 would make it tougher to protect Colorado’s rivers

Colorado is famous for its snowy mountains and trout-filled rivers; when picturing Colorado, people envision boating, surfing whitewater parks, fishing in gold medal streams, or hiking and biking along rivers and meadows. Colorado’s recreation economy relies on water resources. Coloradans have shaped this image and protected waterways for many years, ensuring that Colorado remains a […]

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Opinion: The Interior Department is hurting Colorado’s air quality

The U.S. Department of Interior recently finalized rollbacks to the Bureau of Land Management Methane and Waste Prevention Rule. The rule effectively reduces the waste of energy resources on federal and tribal lands, ensures a fair return to local governments and American taxpayers and mitigates air pollution. To gut the rule, as Interior Secretary Ryan […]