Colorado governor declares “truce” in war on oil and gas—wants its cash



Ah, good old politics. It’s at play in Colorado where Gov. Jared Polis announced this week a “truce” between the oil and gas industry and its longtime environmental opponents.

Why the truce? So the governor could get what he wants—revenue for new public transit funding. And what source? Of course, oil and gas. In other words, money talks.

His truce, according to Colorado Public Radio, will bring an end to possible multiple ballot measures and bills in the legislature that target oil and gas. As a result, Democratic leaders in the legislature also said they wouldd kill some air quality bills meant to reduze ozone and rein in industry air pollution.

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