The deadly Firestone explosion was a “freak accident,” John Hickenlooper says. He believes that calls for spot checks, and better local-state cooperation are appropriate government responses.
An April 17 home explosion in Firestone has renewed attention to the friction between expanding urban areas and oil and gas development.
There’s concern that the march will be seen as partisan since it’s critical of Trump’s actions, when many believe science shouldn’t be a partisan endeavor.
And if so, where? Those questions are worth considering in light of the Trump administration's budget proposal.
The Colorado governor says that was the reaction when he expressed concern about proposed cuts to EPA grants. Congress would have to pass a new budget.
Cuts will impact farmers, air and water, and health care, although, Hickenlooper says, Colorado could benefit from more defense spending.
The old military base on the Eastern Plains has had some early success since it re-opened as a rehab facility for the homeless a few years ago.
With the Colorado legislative session more than a third of the way over, negotiators are still hard at work on transportation funding and details are few.
After 20 years in Utah, the Outdoor Industry Association is moving their annual trade show. Colorado is preparing to roll out the red carpet to capture the business.
The governor also says more local law enforcement of immigration could jeopardize trust with communities they police.