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  • The socialization of Colorado’s auto market

    The socialization of Colorado’s auto market0

    • February 4, 2019

    With the swipe of their pens, Governor John Hickenlooper started, and Governor Jared Polis is completing what is essentially the socialization of Colorado’s automobile market. Through two executive orders, the Governors have directed the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) to follow California’s emissions standard that includes mandating

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  • Irresponsible by ratepayers: Is Xcel floating legislation for mandated CO version of CPP?

    Irresponsible by ratepayers: Is Xcel floating legislation for mandated CO version of CPP?0

    • March 12, 2017

    If it’s devious and being done behind closed doors, it must be Xcel Energy. Late Friday, two reliable sources independently sent me a copy of what appears to be draft legislation that the monopoly investor-owned utility is quietly shopping around the Gold Dome, in search of a sponsor. Xcel’s name isn’t anywhere on the draft,

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  • Dirty secret: EPA & CDPHE coercion, not collaboration, led to CO methane rules

    Dirty secret: EPA & CDPHE coercion, not collaboration, led to CO methane rules0

    • March 6, 2017

    Just as President Trump and new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt begin dialing back Obama-era regulations, Governor John Hickenlooper is erroneously trying to paint Colorado’s “model” methane rules as some sort of industry-environmental Kumbaya.   A week ago Sunday on Meet the Press the Democrat and possible 2020 presidential campaign contender told host

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  • 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)

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  • 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

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  • Huisman: CDPHE plows ahead; implementation model ignores cost of Clean Power Plan0

    • February 25, 2016

    On Monday February 22nd, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) held a public meeting to discuss the status of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), which the U.S. Supreme Court officially stayed on February 9th. The agenda for this previously scheduled meeting was modified in order to

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