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As Politics Shift, Colorado Energy Sector Faces Emboldened Opposition

March 08, 2019
Colorado’s new Democratic-controlled legislature is advancing a sweeping bill that would restrict oil and gas development by affirming public health as the state’s top priority instead of energy production, while the sector faces twin pressures in the form of planned environmentalist lawsuits arguing state drilling permits are too weak. The dynamic underscores the shifting politics in Colorado -- a major gas-producing state that has been relatively moderate but is moving more to the left -- while advocates in other states...


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