Lujan-Grisham Pledges New Mexico Will Join U.S. Climate Alliance; Announces Renewable Goals

by Michael Sandoval January 17, 2019

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New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham announced this week that she would be adding her state to the U.S. Climate Alliance. During her State of the State address at the opening of the New Mexico legislature, Lujan-Grisham said that joining the alliance would be in addition to executive action to match the goals of the Paris Agreement, as well as a model for developing a “comprehensive climate plan” for her state moving forward.

Colorado Supreme Court On ‘Martinez Case’, Reverses Appellate Court Decision

by STAFF January 14, 2019

Western Wire

Western Wire will update this blog throughout the day as reactions pour in from across the state. From the Colorado Supreme Court this morning: The supreme court now reverses the division’s judgment and concludes that the Commission properly declined to engage in rulemaking to consider Respondents’ proposed rule. The court …

Polis Promises ‘Fair’ Shake For O&G Energy Workers As Colorado Moves To Renewable Energy Goals

by Michael Sandoval January 10, 2019

The Colorado Channel

Gov. Jared Polis outlined his vision for Colorado’s energy future in his State of the State address Thursday at the Capitol. Polis, speaking to both houses of the Colorado General Assembly, declared that it was “time for us to take meaningful action to address the conflicts between oil and gas …

New Reporting Sheds Light on Who is Funding Sunrise

by Elena Connolly January 10, 2019

The foundations funding the national litigation effort against energy companies are the same donors supporting the Sunrise Movement, the upstart group behind the recent push for the Green New Deal, according to reporting by Inside Philanthropy. A recent profile of Sunrise shows that the group received much of its initial …

Western Wire Joins Vital For Colorado On 2019, Energy Media Landscape

by STAFF January 7, 2019

Last week, Western Wire Managing Editor Michael Sandoval joined Jon Ekstrom, producer of Vital for Colorado Radio, to discuss the outlet’s coverage of state and federal regulations and policymaking, and a look forward to 2019’s policy battles in oil and gas. “Connect & Collaborate” is a project of the Colorado Business Roundtable, and appears every week on AM 1690 KDMT.

Colorado Rising Welcomes Colorado Legislature, Puts Democrats on Notice

by STAFF January 4, 2019

Colorado Rising held a rally on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol today to push for a moratorium on new drilling.  A group of several dozen protesters gathered with anti-fossil fuel signs and sang popular songs with lyrics changed to reflect their messaging.  The demonstrators then positioned themselves on …