Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandSeptember 5, 20187min538

While there's been plenty of angst about the amount of money going into the governor's race (currently at $21.3 million and counting, just for the candidates) campaign finance reports released Tuesday show that it's likely to be dwarfed by what the oil and gas is already pouring into committees that will do its bidding on ballot measures for November. The campaign finance reports come from the Secretary of State's campaign finance filing system, TRACER, and cover the period of July 28 through Aug. 29.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinOctober 25, 201616min452

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's actions regarding oil and natural gas development make him unfit to serve as interior secretary, 11 environmental groups said in opposing his possible appointment to the position. The groups, including at least three based in Colorado, sent an Oct. 15 letter to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton that asked her to appoint a proven climate champion as secretary of the interior, should she win the White House. The letter said the groups feel Hickenlooper, seen as an advocate of oil and gas drilling and rumored pick for the position, does not meet that criteria.