Becker’s Bill to Protect Against Air Pollution Signed by Governor

May 18, 2018

(May 18) – Governor Hickenlooper signed Majority Leader KC Becker’s bipartisan bill today to increase fees for stationary sources of air pollution. According to recent reports, Colorado continues to suffer from poor air quality. “Protecting Colorado’s air quality isn’t a partisan issue,” Rep. Becker, D-Boulder said. “This bill is about protecting public health, our seniors,

Esgar Advances Bill Putting Guardrails on PUC

April 5, 2018

(April 4) – Rep. Daneya Esgar’s bill to reform the Colorado Public Utilities Commission passed its first legislative test today. Rep. Esgar’s bill, HB18-1281, slams the revolving door that allows PUC members to have recently served in a senior position with one of the utilities the PUC regulates, and it prohibits PUC members from having

Oil & Gas Safety Bill Advances

February 2, 2018

(Feb. 2) – Rep. Joe Salazar’s bill to make the protection of public health, safety and welfare the primary consideration in decisions relating to oil and gas development passed the House Health, Insurance & Environment Committee late Thursday night. HB18-1071 is a game-changing bill that recognizes the Colorado Court of Appeals’ 2017 ruling in Martinez

Fighting for CO Homegrown, Renewable Energy

May 11, 2017

(May 10) – The House approved a slimmed-down energy bill tonight, continuing the Colorado Energy Office but stripping off a smorgasbord of political tradeoffs that, if adopted, would have cooled some of the energy-related debates that have roiled Colorado, but proved unmanageable. The Energy Office, which would have sunset on July 1, was only one