Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Why Lauren Boebert’s bill on the Paris Climate Accord is bad for her district

On Jan. 21, U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert introduced a bill to block the Biden administration’s plan to rejoin the Paris Agreement on climate, tweeting: “Unilaterally entering the Paris Agreement was wrong in 2016 and it’s wrong now!”  The tweet included a photo of the Rifle Republican smiling righteously, pen poised for dissent — prepared to […]

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 inEnergy, Environment, News, Politics and Government

John Hickenlooper’s conflicting record and rhetoric on fracking a point of dispute in U.S. Senate race

A former geologist for an oil and gas company, John Hickenlooper emerged as one of the industry’s most vocal Democratic supporters in his two terms as Colorado governor. He drank fracking fluid from Halliburton to prove its safety. He opposed tougher regulations and threatened to sue local governments that banned fracking. And he lauded the […]

Posted inSun Investigation

Jared Polis is taking big money from private donors to fund key positions in Colorado governor’s office

To deliver on his campaign promises and policy priorities, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is relying on wealthy donors and major advocacy organizations to pay the bill. The Democratic governor is accepting more than $1 million from donors, nonprofits and foundations to pay salaries and costs associated with six top policy positions, according to a review […]

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Hickenlooper: I will bring an unrelenting focus on combating climate change and growing our green economy

Last month, young people took to the streets, demanding that our nation and world confront the climate crisis head on. And they’re right: climate change is the biggest threat of our time, but we can also make it the greatest opportunity. Unfortunately, their strong advocacy is going unheeded in a gridlocked Washington, D.C., where big […]

Posted inEnergy, Environment, Growth, Politics and Government

Climate change is a priority at the Capitol. These charts show how far Colorado needs to go.

Colorado needs to do its part to avert the worst-case scenarios of global climate change. That premise is at the heart of a bill introduced by House Speaker KC Becker to establish ambitious pollution-reduction goals. But meeting the targets will be a big ask. House Bill 1261 would commit Colorado to the short-term targets of […]