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On Colorado: Waiting and Seeing

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By Bruce Baizel

August 12, 2014

You can’t say that the politics of oil and gas in Colorado have been dull lately.

Last week, on the day that signatures for four statewide oil and gas ballot initiatives were due, Governor Hickenlooper announced with Representative Polis that the four initiatives would be withdrawn as part of a political deal. 

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Tagged with: vote, ballot intiative

Colorado Air Rules are a Symbolic First Step on Drilling Methane Emissions

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By Bruce Baizel

March 12, 2014

The best thing since sliced bread?  Or wasted effort and only good for giving politicians political cover?  What should we make of the new Colorado air emissions rules? 

Some have claimed the rules will protect air quality and public health, while enabling responsible, economic energy development. 

Others have called the rules weak and providing no gain for the environment.

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Tagged with: colorado, climate change, methane, air emissions

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