energy policy

Sen Candidate Uses Pro-Fracking Jobs Stat to Suggest CO Could Lose '120,000 Jobs Overnight'

Sen Candidate Uses Pro-Fracking Jobs Stat to Suggest CO Could Lose '120,000 Jobs Overnight'
GOP U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner has his talking points on energy down pat. It’s total BS, of course, but he’s got great delivery. Who cares if his jobs statistic suggests that a ban on fracking — which isn't even on the ballot — would kill 120,000 jobs overnight? Especially if that number relies on the belief that a ban would result in the closing of every gas station in Colorado?
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CO Log Cabin Republicans Pick on Gay Dem for Stance on.... Fracking?

CO Log Cabin Republicans Pick on Gay Dem for Stance on.... Fracking?
The Log Cabin Republicans are attacking Colorado Democratic Representative Jared Polis ostensibly over energy policy. But look a little closer and the reason seems – weirdly – to be more about his orientation than any sort of legislation.
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The Oligarchy's Patriarch: Koch Brothers Biography Paints Brutal Picture of Daddy Koch

The Oligarchy's Patriarch: Koch Brothers Biography Paints Brutal Picture of Daddy Koch
Until recently, the Koch family empire ruled from the shadows afforded by unimaginable wealth. As more and more Americans open their eyes to the powers behind the modern conservative movement — and a whole lot of climate change denial — the information about this secretive family is beginning to spill out into the open. With a biography on the Koch family hitting bookstores on Tuesday, that story may finally be available for all to read.
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CO Citizens Fight to Retain Rights During Oil Industry Fracking Push

CO Citizens Fight to Retain Rights During Oil Industry Fracking Push
Colorado Govern John Hickenlooper is pushing back hard against grassroots efforts to curb the oil and gas industry's push to drill more all over the state. Local town and city governments are fighting to retain control over the industry's incursions onto their backyards, threatening their health and raising many other safety concerns.
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Colorado County Aids Oil and Gas Industry at the Expense of Near-Endangered Bird

Colorado County Aids Oil and Gas Industry at the Expense of Near-Endangered Bird
The lowly sage grouse doesn't have a lot of money. It doesn't have high powered consultants getting paid hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to tell politicians that the oil and gas industry really has the environment foremost on their minds. Maybe that's why nobody is listening to them. And maybe that's why they'll soon die out.
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CO House Republicans Push Bill to Further Increase Fracking and Drilling on Public Lands

CO House Republicans Push Bill to Further Increase Fracking and Drilling on Public Lands
Republican members of Colorado’s House of Representatives just voted to cut Coloradans out of oil and gas decisions for public lands administered by the U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management, in a move to make it much easier for companies to set up shop fracking and drilling.
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CO Governor Doesn't Fine Company Responsible for Toxic Waste Spill

CO Governor Doesn't Fine Company Responsible for Toxic Waste Spill
On Wednesday, Gov. Hickenlooper’s department of public health and environment (CDPHE) announced that they won’t levy fines against Williams Cos. for spilling 10,000 barrels of natural gas and toxic waste into Parachute Creek and the surrounding area in western Colorado.
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North America Behind The Curve On Climate Change and Energy

Just three short years ago, it appeared that North America was on the verge of finally kicking that nasty dirty energy addiction that was crippling our economies and our energy independence.  The United States had elected a president (Barack Obama) who set incredibly lofty goals for renewable energy targets, and green energy investments across the continent were higher than anywhere else in the world.
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Heritage Foundation's List Of Fallacies on Obama Energy Policies

In an attempt to paint President Obama as bad for the U.S. economy, the Heritage Foundation recently released a list of the top ten ways in which the President’s energy policies are 'destroying' both the economy and our domestic energy production.
The list contains numerous falsehoods coupled with half-truths and out of context information. When taken at face value, they give conservatives plenty to salivate over in the short time before the national election.
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