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  • Anti-fracking ballot measures’ failure is a win for Colorado, but it’s only temporary0

    • August 30, 2016

    The announcement today by the Colorado Secretary of State’s office that Initiatives 75 and 78, two anti-energy measures targeting hydraulic fracturing and oil and gas natural resource development and endangering property rights throughout the state failed to gather sufficient signatures to make the November ballot, was certainly welcome news for us at the Independence Institute’s

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  • Seizing power: Hick may issue exec order to slash emissions

    Seizing power: Hick may issue exec order to slash emissions3

    • August 23, 2016

    Developing story One of the worst kept secrets in Colorado energy policy circles finally is public thanks to PoliticoPro. Governor John Hickenlooper has floated a draft executive order to slash carbon emissions from the power generating sector by 35 percent by 2030, as compared to 2012 levels. Doing his best President Obama impersonation, the Governor

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  • The ‘War On Coal’ threatens a sleepy Colorado mining town0

    • August 19, 2016

    (Craig Station, Moffat County, Colorado. Photo: Michael Sandoval) CRAIG, Colo. — Coal, from extraction to use as a generation source, forms the literal bedrock of Craig. (Welcome to Craig. Photo: Michael Sandoval) The past few years have shaken the once quiet town, as an onslaught of federal government regulations and actions by environmental activists bent

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  • WildEarth Guardian effigy appears nears Craig, Colorado0

    • August 9, 2016

    In their attempt to kill coal in northwest Colorado, the WildEarth Guardians earned the deep ire of many town residents, who came up with creative ways of pushing back against the activist lawfare group. From tossing New Belgium beer from their store shelves when it was discovered the brewery had offered support to WEG in

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  • Smack down: Bureau of Land Management fracking regulations rejected0

    • June 23, 2016

    By John Knetemann All the Bureau of Land Management has is a hammer, and everything to them is a nail. Today, Wyoming federal judge Scott Skavdahl rejected the Bureau of Land Management’s new fracking rules published under the name “Oil and Gas; Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Indian Lands.” According to the Bureau of Land

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  • Debate Series on Socialized Health Care in Colorado

    Debate Series on Socialized Health Care in Colorado0

    • June 9, 2016

    Want to learn more about Amendment 69, also known as “ColoradoCare,” which would create a single-payer, socialized health care system in Colorado? Join the Independence Institute as we co-host a debate series on this issue facing voters in November. We will be co-hosting 3 debates with the Steamboat Institute around Colorado featuring Independence Institute health

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