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Anti-fossil fuel group Resilient Denver has proposed a ban on fracking in the city and county and enlisted the help of an allied group that has pushed several ballot initiatives targeting the oil and gas industry in Colorado in recent years.
Local government leaders in a suburb just north of Denver delayed indefinitely a new set of oil and natural gas regulations to ensure best practices are used for both energy development and health and safety.
When Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in New York City by a sailboat made from petroleum products, her trip, as well as her addresses before Congress and the UN, made headlines. In the weeks since, Thunberg has not been the subject of national coverage, even though she has continued to maintain a brisk travel schedule. Over the course of the past month, Thunberg has made stops in Canada and the Midwest, traveling in an electric car borrowed from an unusual source—bodybuilder, actor, and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The British-backed environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion, known for using extreme tactics, was the subject of a New York Times exposé on Friday reviewing its backing from millionaires.
The newly-minted progressive Denver City Council is moving forward with a new carbon tax, despite hesitation from the mayor and leading business groups in the city. The effort builds on state efforts to impose climate fees on users of Uber and Lyft.