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Miller HudsonMiller HudsonNovember 19, 20186min319

CRED (Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development) demonstrated that you could drive support for a ballot initiative from 70 percent to less than 40 percent on Election Day with a mere $35 or $40 million dollars. If you add in two or three years of positioning ads, featuring geologist Moms (“I would never put my kids at risk”) together with ranch families (“Our fracking royalties will allow us to pass along our family lands to our kids”), which preceded the 2,500-foot oil and gas drilling setback proposal better know as question 112, that expenditure climbs to $50 or $60 million dollars. Needless to say, Colorado’s oil and gas industry didn’t open its wallet so generously solely because of an abiding commitment to good government.


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Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsSeptember 19, 20185min379

While we agree with Cory Gardner in recommending a cautious policy when dealing with Russia, we believe the Senator is using the current distrust between Russia and the US as cover to advance his real overriding agenda, promoting the fracked gas industry. After all, according to Ballotpedia.com, since 2009 Sen. Gardner has received at least $750K from the oil and gas industry in direct campaign contributions alone. As such, Gardner’s industry-serving “solutions" demand a more critical look.