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Choosing Between the Economy and Environment

July 29, 2014

CRED_LadiesBy Kelly Brough, President and CEO of the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, Diedra Garcia, President and CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver and Tamra Ward, President and CEO of Colorado Concern.

We shouldn’t have to choose between the energy we need, the environment we love and the economy we deserve. Thankfully in Colorado, we know we don’t have to.

The stakes are high when it comes to energy production in Colorado. Tapping into our energy resources is a huge economic driver that creates jobs, infuses funds into local communities and schools and brings us closer to energy independence as a country. But, it’s also something we have to do thoughtfully in order to protect our precious environment. Read more »

Left-Footers Trip Over Energy on Path to Reelection

June 2, 2014

Colorado’s two left-footed senators are tripping merrily even further left, if that’s possible.

Not that you’ll read it anywhere but here, but Mark Udall and Michael Bennet went strangely silent when 45 of their colleagues, including several vulnerable Democrats wrote to the Environmental Protection Agency asking the bureaucratic Defenders of the Faith to abandon new rules for electricity-generating stations that will kill jobs and raise consumer prices.

The EPA wants coal-fired plants like the ones in Hayden and Pueblo shut off because of “carbon pollution” — the load of bull that has made Mark Udall a certified one-percenter, almost as well-off as his Colorado co-conspirator, Bennet.

It’s a sweet gig. The Udalls and Bennets fancy themselves masters of the universe, immune to the rules that bind the rest of us. So they figure that Udall can run hard without consequences in the race against Cory Gardner.

Make no mistake, this not just an election for Udall. Bennet has a lot riding on it as well. He’s Udall’s de-facto campaign manager, after all. They have way too much money and power at stake and it’s not as though the lives of Coloradans who actually work for their livings matter in this. Read more »

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