Defendants in Boulder Climate Lawsuit Argue Case Should Be Heard in Federal Court

by Elena Connolly October 17, 2018


Energy producers and named defendants in Boulder’s climate lawsuit argue the case should remain in federal court as opposed to state court in a brief filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The brief was filed in response to a motion by Boulder County, the City …

Mayors Hold Rally, Call Colo’s Proposition 112 ‘Reckless’

by Michael Sandoval October 16, 2018

A bipartisan group of mayors from across Colorado said that the oil and gas measure known as Proposition 112 would “devastate” their communities, destroying the “lifeblood” of their cities, was “reckless” and a “job-killer” at a rally in Denver on Tuesday. About a dozen mayors from Greeley to Colorado Springs either spoke or shared written statements with the hundreds of oil and gas industry workers and opponents of Proposition 112 on the west steps of the Colorado Capitol.

Martinez Climate Case Will Be Heard in Colorado Supreme Court Next Week

by Elena Connolly October 12, 2018

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The Colorado Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for the Martinez v. Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) case on Tuesday, a case whose outcome may have far-ranging ramifications for how the state’s oil and gas permitting process is conducted moving forward. The case, known as the Martinez case, …

Bloomberg’s Invisible Legal Army Takes Shape

by Matt Dempsey October 10, 2018

An army of lawyers whose mission is to stop President Trump’s agenda are being embedded, sometimes very quietly, in state attorneys general (AG) offices across the country. These lawyers are bought and paid for by one of America’s most notable billionaires and political activists, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. …

Conway: Education, Other Services At Risk With Proposition 112

by Michael Sandoval October 8, 2018

Western Wire

Following the Weld County Board of County Commissioners’ unanimous, 5-0 decision to oppose the 2,500-foot setback for new oil and gas production in this November’s Proposition 112 ballot measure, Western Wire sat down for an in-depth interview with Weld Country Commissioner At Large, Sean Conway, to better understand the possible impacts that the measure would have from the local level to statewide.

‘Squash 112 Like A Bug’: 40+ Colorado Mayors, Elected Officials Say Setback ‘Extreme’

by Michael Sandoval October 4, 2018

Western Wire

Elected officials warned that proponents of a 2,500-foot setback measure on the November ballot had awakened a “sleeping giant” and that state legislators—and now 44 mayors from across the state—“have the backs” of oil and gas workers at a #No On 112 rally today. Republican State Senate President Pro-Tem Jerry Sonnenberg, Senate Majority Whip John Cooke, State Rep. Phil Covarrubias, Johnstown Mayor Scott James, and U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, along with industry representatives, urged attendees to register to vote and talk to neighbors in order to defeat Proposition 112.