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With questions beginning to swirl around the prospect of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) headquarters moving back to Washington D.C. from Grand Junction, Colorado, a senior Democrat and long-standing supporter of the relocation of the headquarters to Colorado told Western Wire he wants to see a robust presence remain in the state.

Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) acknowledged the transition to renewable energy sources and zero-emissions vehicles has left the state dependent on foreign oil imports. Speaking during a webinar hosted by the U.S. Climate Alliance as part of NYC Climate Week, Newsom announced the state’s plan to halt all sales of gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035 and his request of the state legislature to ban fracking, which he said would quicken California’s transition to renewable energy sources.

What will be the future of energy production—fossil fuels or renewables? Governors from the Mountain West spoke recently in Washington, DC, at Politico’s 10th Annual State Solutions Conference about the role energy production can play in their states’ future and showed how state policy can direct industry investment.


Environmental activists who were arrested for breaking the law while protesting at the Colorado state capital last week ahead of Governor Jared Polis’ annual State of the State address are receiving financial help from leading liberal figures.

Two leading Colorado lawmakers still have not commented a week after the Sunrise Movement, a major environmental group supporting them, employed disinformation tactics to deceive reporters and strongarm Denver’s mayor.


In a highly-polarized political environment, it is rare to see a proposal that garners support from both sides of the aisle in Washington, and rarer still when that bill is also supported by numerous and diverse stakeholders across the west from different industries.

Colorado Governor Jared Polis told the state’s oil and gas community he doesn’t expect any more major legislation or statewide ballot measures in the foreseeable future, crediting his work in implementing what he refers to as the most aggressive regulatory overhaul in the state in the past 60 years. But Polis also went to great length to disassociate any potential economic fallout from his legislative accomplishments this year.