In the Press
Fossil fuel extraction fights persist around Colorado, challenging state push for harmony
Colorado’s oil and gas conflict flared as hundreds of people packed FirstBank Center on Tuesday night hoping to kill — or at least tame — a plan to drill 139 wells from four 8-acre pads near homes in Broomfield. Those opposed to Extraction Oil and Gas’ plan displayed a map showing one pad within 500 feet of a drinking-water reservoir and pointed to a recent Anadarko Petroleum blowout that sprayed more than 11,000 gallons of oil four times that far.
Dems Kill Immigration Bill Targeting Sanctuary Cities
“A bill that would have permitted victims of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants in sanctuary cities to sue the elected officials of those cities failed in committee Wednesday, but not before provoking hours of passionate testimony.”
Trump’s new immigration measures panned in Boulder County
A series of steps announced Tuesday through the Department of Homeland Security implementing President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration and border security sparked fear and concern in Boulder County, with officials slamming it as bad policy. One of the stronger reactions came from Marta Valenzuela Moreno, executive director of El Comité de Longmont, a grassroots nonprofit focused on improving social justice, education and the economic status of Latino and non-Latino people throughout Longmont and Boulder County.
Republican leadership calls TABOR reform ‘interesting’ but not a priority
Some within the Republican Caucus are discussing reforms to TABOR.