Quantcast
728 x 90
728 x 90
728 x 90
728 x 90
728 x 90



  • EPA employees plan resistance to Trump agency reform efforts

    EPA employees plan resistance to Trump agency reform efforts0

    • January 23, 2017

    Back in November, the Independence Institute previewed what opposition the incoming Trump administration would likely face if campaign pledges to reform and reduce the size and scope of federal agencies like the Environmental Protection Administration, concluding that in many cases, personnel is policy. Newly leaked reports and sources within the agency hint that the personnel

    READ MORE
  • Hickenlooper’s executive order on carbon pulled after loss of political cover

    Hickenlooper’s executive order on carbon pulled after loss of political cover0

    • January 23, 2017

    Earlier this month Governor John Hickenlooper quashed his own plans for issuing an executive order on carbon emissions for Colorado after nearly six months of speculation and pushback. The original draft plan, as we reported back in August 2016, would have directed “Colorado’s state agencies to implement policies to achieve a minimum 25 percent reduction

    READ MORE
  • On the EPA nomination0

    • December 8, 2016

    The nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency is welcome news. An environmental law expert, Pruitt’s selection indicates that the President-elect is serious about prioritizing innovation over regulation at the agency. The regulatory reign of terror at the EPA is coming to an end.

    READ MORE
  • Elections have consequences: Wonder if Dr. Wolk has changed his mind?

    Elections have consequences: Wonder if Dr. Wolk has changed his mind?0

    • November 30, 2016

    Remember when Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) chief Dr. Larry Wolk told the Denver Post‘s Vincent Carroll that his agency was “the conduit for the EPA”? The response followed a question from attorney Ray Gifford that Carroll then posed to Wolk in the context of President Obama’s controversial Clean Power Plan (CPP)

    READ MORE
  • Elections have consequences: Xcel owes ratepayers a new plan

    Elections have consequences: Xcel owes ratepayers a new plan0

    • November 25, 2016

    “Elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won.” – President Obama to House Republican Whip Eric Cantor, January 23, 2009 The same is true in 2016 with President-elect Donald J. Trump who promised to kill the controversial and likely illegal “Clean Power Plan” (CPP). Now Xcel Energy and the Colorado Public

    READ MORE
  • 2017 Colorado Energy Outlook

    2017 Colorado Energy Outlook0

    • November 18, 2016

    In the wake of one of the most surprising electoral outcomes in recent memory, we here at the Independence Institute have been assessing what the next few months, the 2017 Colorado legislative session, and the general future of energy policy in Colorado will look like under a President-elect Trump administration and a split legislature with

    READ MORE