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Fox 31: Polis signs compromise with oil and gas industry

Gov. Jared Polis and state lawmakers are celebrating a deal with oil and gas companies to cut pollution and promote clean energy usage in Colorado.

It’s a deal lawmakers struck with some unlikely parties just before Colorado’s lawmaking session ended this year. Sponsors of the bills said a lot of behind-the-scenes effort went into the compromise, but in the end, they said the two new laws would make a big difference for Colorado’s environment.

Although high-polluting companies will have to pay fees starting next July, organizations backing those producers are seemingly on board. The Colorado Chamber of Commerce and the American Petroleum Institute in Colorado were against the original package.