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Denver Gazette: Colorado lawmakers reject bill to ban oil and gas drilling by 2030

A panel of Colorado lawmakers on Thursday night rejected legislation that sought to ban all new oil and gas drilling in Colorado by 2030. Senate Bill 24-159 would have mandated the Colorado Energy & Carbon Management Commission to adopt rules on ceasing the issuance of new oil and gas permits before Jan. 1, 2030. … The […]

DBJ: Colorado chamber makes hire in response to ‘burdensome’ regulatory climate

The Colorado Chamber of Commerce has hired a 25-year veteran of regulatory policy and advocacy to help the organization push back against state efforts it says are hurting Colorado’s businesses. Christy Woodward will serve as the chamber’s regulatory affairs adviser in “a direct response to growing concerns about Colorado’s burdensome regulatory climate,” according to a […]

CPR: Why a plan to subsidize data centers is raising concerns for consumers and the climate

Today’s internet increasingly depends on massive data centers like the one currently under construction in eastern Aurora. QTS Realty Trust, a Kansas-based company with data center operations in North America and Europe, owns the 67-acre property near Interstate 70 and C-470. Once completed, the compound of featureless boxes will offer clients computing power backed by […]

Gazette: El Paso County students participate in National Civics Bee at The Broadmoor

Twenty El Paso County middle schoolers competed in the National Civics Bee on Saturday at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, a contest meant to teach students how to be good citizens. According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, less than 25% of students can name the three branches of government. And less than a […]

Fox 21: Nat’l Civics Bee semi-finalists compete at Broadmoor

El Paso County participated for the first time this year in the National Civics Bee, sponsored by the Daniels Fund and the United States Chamber of Commerce. The Colorado State Semi-Finals were held at The International Center at The Broadmoor Hotel on Saturday, Mar. 16, 2024. What’s a civics bee? It’s like a spelling bee, […]