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Republicans Drafting Opt-Out Bill for EPA Rule

EPA-300Senate Republicans are putting together a bill that would let states opt out of the EPA’s proposed climate rule for power plants. The amendment was proposed by Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky yesterday. Under the bill, states would be able to opt out of the rule for various reasons. Those reasons would include: Continue reading

Students Drive Campaign to get CU to Stop Investing in Fossil Fuels

cuA campaign to get universities to stop investing in fossil fuels has come to energy-rich Colorado. Students asked the University of Colorado Board of Regents on Friday to divest from coal and petroleum companies. The board isn’t expected to decide any time soon. Getting CU to shun those industries would be a prize for the “fossil-free” Continue reading

Gardner Throws Support Behind REINS Act

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner announced that he is co-sponsoring the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act, also known as the REINS Act. The act would restore significant power to the legislative branch with regard to rulemaking by requiring Congressional approval of all major rules and regulations proposed by the executive branch. Major Continue reading

Commissioners Sign on to Letter Blasting Clean Power Act

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners yesterday agreed to become signatories on a letter to Governor Hickenlooper that highlights the downfalls of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Act. The letter was drafted by the Independence Institute, a think tank in Denver. The letter states that the Act will damage Continue reading

Fast Facts Show N.W. Colorado Economy Improving

YVDPThe economy in Northwest Colorado is improving. That’s according to Yampa Valley Data Partners, who says that unemployment rates in Moffat and Routt Counties are the lowest since 2008. In fact, they say Routt County’s employed worker to labor force ratio Continue reading

Gubernatorial Candidates Making Final Pitches to Voters

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300BEAUPREZColorado’s gubernatorial contest is still too close to call and with days to go both candidates are making final pitches to voters in the battleground swing state. Both Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper Continue reading

Gardner Receives Health Care Award from Women’s Group

gardnerAs part of Healthcare Solutions Week, Independent Women’s Voice has presented Representative Cory Gardner with the 2014 Healthcare Leadership Award. He is one of only 15 recipients nationwide. The group says Gardner has been a leader on the issues and in advancing the policies that are essential to truly improving American healthcare. The Independent Continue reading

Gubernatorial Candidates Talk Pot at Debate

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300BEAUPREZColorado Governor John Hickenlooper says state voters were “reckless” when they legalized recreational marijuana two years ago. The governor was asked about legalization during a debate yesterday Continue reading

State’s Economy Growing…Slowly

economyColorado’s economy continued to grow in the past year, but far too many workers are not receiving the benefits of the economic recovery. That’s the key finding in “State of Working Colorado 2014,” the Colorado Center on Law and Policy’s annual analysis of Colorado’s economy. Claire Levy, CCLP’s executive editor, says, Continue reading

CNCC Hosts Meeting on Higher Education

CNCC-3001The Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) has selected The Keystone Center and Engaged Public to Continue reading

Governor Working on Fracking Compromises

frackingGovernor John Hickenlooper says resolving land-use conflicts between energy companies and homeowners is one of the Continue reading

Experts Say EPA Rules will Cripple Local Economy

EPA-300The Energy Information Administration says 19 states got more than half their electricity from coal-fired power plants in 2013. Colorado, which generated 64% of its electricity from coal, was one of them.  The industry also provides coal miners in the Centennial State with about 2,000 jobs.  That’s according to Continue reading