In the protest-filled weeks since Donald Trump’s inauguration, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) has received a heavy dose of pushback from his blue-state constituents, perhaps due to his record of standing with our new president 100% of the time.
Dozens of Latino activists, artists, citizens and their allies gathered at U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s (R-CO) Denver office Friday to speak out against Scott Pruitt, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The majority of Coloradans didn’t elect Donald Trump, so when he won the White House, many were likely left feeling dejected and wondering what comes next. Given the massive Denver protest in the days following the election, it’s clear that many Coloradans are looking for ways to take action.
The United States has elected a president who has repeatedly denied climate science, and the Republican Party, which has failed to show leadership on environmental issues, maintained control over Congress and Colorado’s state Senate. To add to an already long list of challenges, Colorado passed Amendment 71, which, environmentalists say, will likely impede future grassroots movements from placing pro-environment measures on the ballot.
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and the Conservation Colorado Victory Fund are raising red flags on three Colorado candidates – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Darryl Glenn, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), and State Sen. Laura Woods (R-Arvada) – for their poor environmental records.
The Outdoor Industry Association, along with 77 Colorado businesses, penned an open letter stating the need to elect leaders who plan on combating climate change.
Colorado’s mountains, valleys, plains, and parks are essential not just to our quality of life, but to our booming outdoor recreation economy. As Coloradans, we’re deeply aware of how important our outdoor heritage is to our state’s brand and identity, and why our elected officials must enact policies to protect it. Indeed, 74 percent of Colorado voters told pollsters earlier this year that they are more likely to support a candidate who will protect access to outdoor spaces.
Environmental group says Colorado can boost economy, combat climate change by updating energy policies
Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), a national nonpartisan business group that advocates for smart environmental policies, recently released a report detailing how clean energy can help grow the state’s economy while combating climate change.
Colorado’s largest environmental organization will be putting hundreds of thousands of dollars toward ousting state Sen. Laura Woods, who is up for reelection in Jefferson County’s Senate District 19.