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President Donald Trump addressed the American Farm Bureau on Sunday in Austin, Texas highlighting his administration’s work on new trade agreements, strong economic growth and the crucial role that reliable, affordable energy plays for the agriculture sector.
Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer visited Colorado this past weekend pledging to use unilateral executive powers as president to implement his environmental agenda if Congress does not act. He said he would give Congress a deadline of 100 days to pass a Green New Deal and that failure to do so would mean declaring a “climate emergency” that he claims would give him broad executive authority.
During a U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis field hearing in Boulder, Colo. Liberty Oilfield Services CEO Chris Wright testified about the innovations in the oil and natural gas industry has made to reduce emissions while powering economic growth.
In the wave of energy and environment legislation that passed through the Colorado General Assembly this year, one bill slipped through that received very little public spotlight – a proposal to charge a fee to customers of ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft to help combat air pollution and traffic congestion.
President Donald Trump touted his environmental record on Monday citing falling emissions and improving air and water quality, all while oil and gas production continues to rise and the economy grows stronger. In a speech at the White House, Trump laid out his administration’s mission as a dual pursuit of economic growth and environmental protection.