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Carman: Suncor’s days of beguiling regulators and befouling our air at last may be numbered

There’s a new sheriff in town and, unlike the friendly folks at the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment, she’s not here just to make nice with environmental outlaws. When former Colorado House Speaker KC Becker was named administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 8 office last fall, she promised to further […]

Posted inEnvironment, News

Suncor gave an update on new pollution monitoring. Neighbors weren’t impressed, politicians wanted more oversight.

The Suncor refinery in Commerce City faces pointed community skepticism in its plan for state-mandated pollutant monitoring at the boundary of the property, while Democratic politicians weighed in Wednesday that they want even more oversight.  Suncor told the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, neighbors, local politicians and activists at public hearings that new […]

Posted inColoradans, News, Politics and Government

What we can learn from the 10,000 tweets sent by Colorado’s congressional delegation in 2021

Colorado’s congressional delegation took to Twitter in 2021 to extol their policies, raise money and take jabs at their enemies, not necessarily in that order.  The state’s seven U.S. House members and two U.S. Senators tweeted 10,052 times in 2021 from both personal and congressional accounts. The Colorado Sun analyzed those tweets to identify a […]

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We analyzed dozens of Colorado congressional floor speeches to see who had the most — and least — to say in 2021

Colorado’s elected leaders faced a year of tumult at the U.S. Capitol – though some had more to say about it than others on the House or Senate floor.  From the Jan. 6 insurrection and the vote to impeach a former president, to debates over coronavirus measures and other hot-button topics, some congressional delegates made […]

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Opinion: Dreamers are counting on the Senate to pass the Build Back Better Act

My story begins in Chihuahua, Mexico. I was fortunate enough to be born to parents who had the courage to leave one land behind in search of a home where safety, opportunity and freedom could be found. That story is not unlike the millions of immigrant Americans who accepted the challenge of migration to seek […]

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Colorado’s Democratic members of Congress blast Lauren Boebert, but stop short of calling for censure

The four Democratic members of Colorado’s congressional delegation lambasted Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert for making anti-Muslim remarks but are so far stopping short of calling for Boebert to be censured or lose her committee posts.  The two other Republicans in the delegation have not commented on Boebert’s remarks. The Colorado Sun asked the four […]