Posted inElection 2020, Environment, News, Outdoors

Colorado voters typically reject tax hikes. There’s an exception when it comes to funding parks and trails.

Last year was a banner year for voters across the country approving taxes that protected open spaces, parks and public land. There were 51 conservation funding measures on ballots last year and voters approved 50 of them, creating a flow of more than $3.7 billion for the climate, open space and parks for the next […]

Posted inClimate, Coloradans, Environment, News, Outdoors, Wildfire

Western wildfires, drought, coronavirus boost public fears about the state of public lands, new polls shows

Public alarm over the growing threats of climate change to Western lands and waters has doubled in the past decade, and Coloradans are even more worried than their neighbors about the ongoing drought’s brutal draining of rivers and lakes, according to new results from a long-term, eight-state poll run by Colorado College.  People of color […]

Posted inColoradans, Election 2020, Energy, Environment, Health, Outdoors, Politics and Government

In Colorado, where climate change is front and center, John Hickenlooper is favored to unseat Cory Gardner

Democrat John Hickenlooper famously told a U.S. Senate committee he’d sipped fracking fluid — it was, “almost ritual-like,” he said in 2013 — to prove it’s safe. Now the one-time energy geologist is pitching himself as the more pro-climate candidate in a battle to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner.  Hickenlooper’s success might seem surprising […]

Posted inEnvironment, Health, Politics and Government

Andrew Romanoff goes apocalyptic on climate change. But will fear drive support for his U.S. Senate bid?

In the first video for his U.S. Senate campaign, Democrat Andrew Romanoff declares a climate apocalypse is near. The bleak, 4-minute miniature movie starts “in the not so distant future” focused on a family in Colorado Springs hiding inside a foil-lined bunker from 127-degree heat and poor air quality outdoors. “Mommy says baby brother will […]