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Boebert Gets Double Billing at Right-Wing Conference in Washington DC
Members of Congress won’t be hard to find at this year’s Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC), which started yesterday just outside Washington, D.C.: 28 are scheduled to speak, either solo or as a part of a panel discussion. Yet, according to the current agenda, of those nine senators and 19 representatives, only Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert has two solo speaking appearances. Both of Boebert’s speeches are scheduled for this Saturday, the final day of the conference and the one that typically features the most prominent speakers.
Environmentalists Flabbergasted That Oil & Gas Companies Aren’t Required To Directly Measure Their Air Pollution
Environmental activists are closely watching a rulemaking process by Colorado’s Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) that could change how greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas production are measured. This process, known as the greenhouse gas intensity verification rule development, is part of the larger-scale plan proposed by Gov. Jared Polis (D-CO) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2030 and 90% by 2050.
Big Oil Booster: Boebert Pushes Industry-Backed Effort to Cut Drilling Regulations
Last week, Denver Business Journal reported that Colorado oil and gas companies raked in billions of dollars in profits in 2022. Despite this, U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) says that energy companies are overregulated, and these regulations are clamping down on rural communities’ livelihoods.
‘Let’s Make People Choose a Side:’ GOP Chair Candidates Vow to Close Primary
The future of the Colorado Republican Party appears to be focused on restricting voting and perpetuating the unfounded claim of widespread election conspiracy. The six candidates vying to head the state’s GOP spoke last Wednesday night at a forum held in Parker on the direction they would take the party–all of whom vowed to close primaries to unaffiliated voters and investigate voter fraud within the state.
Boebert Co-Sponsors Resolution to End U.S. Military Aid to Ukraine
Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is among a group of nearly a dozen far-right Republicans who have co-sponsored a House resolution that calls for an end of all U.S. military and financial aid to Ukraine.
Don’t Raise That Flag
Note: The lines below were written a couple of weeks ago, but never posted. I thought too much time had passed since the relevant events. I needn’t have worried. New opportunities arose.
Colo GOP Prepares For 2nd Try at Closing Its Primary, This Time With Leaders’ Support
Colorado Republicans’ first attempt to overturn the state’s voter-approved open primary process in court ended with a judge’s dismissal last April, but it appears another legal challenge, this time backed by the party’s leaders, is inevitable.
Rail Workers Warned Us: Greed Is Dangerous
The toxic clouds that billowed up from a derailed freight train in Ohio this February are a chilling metaphor for the toxic greed that has infected so many of our big corporations.