Month: August 2014

Denver Business Journal Viewpoint: Polis blinked but the fight continues

Opinion By: Kittie Hook American writer Rita Mae Brown once said, “If it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would get done.” She must have been talking about politics. At the last possible moment, Gov. John Hickenlooper announced that a framework had been reached whereby Rep. Jared Polis’s anti-energy initiatives would be withdrawn. In exchange for Polis backing down, the…

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Statement from Vital for Colorado Regarding Polis Developments: Stand With Us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 4, 2014 Contact: Peter Moore (pmoore@polsinelli.com) Rachel Nance (rnance@lrrlaw.com) Statement from Vital for Colorado Regarding Polis Developments: Stand With Us Vital for Colorado, a grass-roots statewide organization representing over 2,700 small businesses that support a vibrant energy economy, is calling on Representative Jared Polis and Coloradans for Safe & Clean Energy…

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KDVR: Polis gives in, announces compromise with Hickenlooper on oil, gas control

POSTED 11:05 AM, AUGUST 4, 2014, BY ELI STOKOLS AND HEATHER MILLS UPDATED AT 09:34PM, AUGUST 4, 2014 DENVER — At the last possible moment, Jared Polis has blinked. The Boulder congressman, who was prepared to turn in more than 200,000 signatures Monday afternoon in support of two ballot measures that would have allowed far greater local control…

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THE COLORADO STATESMAN: Oil, gas advocates warn against ballot measures

8/1/2014 By Marianne Goodland Oil and gas advocates warned Tuesday that Colorado’s economic recovery could shift back into recession if two ballot initiatives on oil and gas development get onto the November ballot and are approved by voters. During a telephone town hall Tuesday, attorney Peter Moore, chairman of Vital for Colorado and Tisha Schuller, president…

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