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The Sierra Club, one of the nation’s leading environmental activism groups, has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in 2020 on lobbying efforts and donations to elected officials, hoping to influence policy and elect candidates sympathetic to its cause. At the same time, the organization has proposed a COVID-19 economy …

Joe Biden ascended to the position of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee last week after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) suspended his campaign, shifting the focus to who he will pick as his vice presidential running mate and their positions on oil and natural gas development.

The Sunrise Movement signaled this week that it won’t surrender its environmental crusade despite Joe Biden becoming the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. The climate activist group is now aiming to force the former vice president to adapt its platform during the general election.

Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden once again said he would ban the production of oil and natural gas on public lands if elected during a debate in Washington, D.C. on Sunday night.

Fresh off his recently suspended presidential campaign, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) was back in Denver on Friday where he acknowledged that his colleague, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), would benefit in his reelection campaign if Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) wins the Democratic presidential primary.

Sarah E. Hunt, Co-founder and CEO, Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy speaks during a Politico event. (Photo/Rod Lamkey)

Democrats and environmental champions tout climate and environmental issues as key battlegrounds in the 2020 race, but a forum held in DC this week found that while an important issue for some voters and candidates, not all are on board with radical climate activism, particularly voters in the west.


A new poll out from the Center for Western Priorities shows that a majority of Coloradans support responsible oil and natural gas development in the state. Support for production stood at 53 percent while “keep in the ground” policies stood at only 19 percent.