A controversial air quality bill is on its way to Gov. Jared Polis, but only after progressive lawmakers removed a central permitting reform plan amid opposition from the administration and the oil and gas industry.
It’s now unclear if the weakened bill has the governor’s support.
“The Governor and his team will review this bill in its final form,” said spokesperson Conor Cahill.
In the meantime, a coalition of business groups led by the Colorado Chamber of Commerce launched a campaign to oppose the ozone bill, warning it could harm oil and gas companies, bakeries and breweries.