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Boulder Mafia Ignores the Will of Colorado’s Voters (Guest: Amy Oliver Cooke)

April 2, 2019

Coloradoan Democrats, who now control both branches of government and all statewide offices, are ignoring the will of the voters concerning oil/gas production and presidential elections.

In the 2018 mid-terms, Colorado’s voters directly rejected restrictions proposed by out of state interests on oil and gas production that would have prevented new oil and gas development. Yet, Colorado's democrat legislators are pushing legislation in the middle of the night that would impose greater restrictions on energy development than the ones voters rejected. In addition, the governor and the legislature disenfranchised Colorado voters during presidential elections by passing a law that ensures, regardless of who voters in Colorado want for president, the state's electors are assigned to the winner of the national popular vote.

Author
H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
hsburnett@heartland.org