Like his boss, Bernhardt's position hasn't come with controversy or conflicts of interest.
Oil and Gas
Colorado voters put Democrats in full control of the state Capitol. The governor-elect says those voters were also clear about how not to handle transportation and infrastructure needs.
The EPA wants to roll back a 2016 Obama-era rule that required energy companies to step up detection and elimination of methane leaks.
County officials had been concerned that there would have been an influx of permits if the ballot measure had passed.
Even with a newly-minted trifecta control of the levers of government, Democrats will face roadblocks.
The outgoing Colorado governor celebrated Tuesday night's Democratic dominance, but emphasized compromise and bipartisanship will still be vital.
Election Day Marks the latest chapter in a long, bitter and expensive debate that could have a ripple effect in other energy rich states.
The land was in big game habitat and the North Fork Valley in western Colorado.
The Colorado Health Institute recently analysed and offered pros and cons for Proposition 112.
“The county is committed to fairness in its regulation of oil and gas development,” Board Chair Mary Hodge said.