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Consumers are getting caught in the crossfire of environmental activists’ war against natural gas and the new battlefield is in the kitchen. Environmentalists began collaborating with state government officials from across the United States at a closed-door gathering in New York this summer to lay out the plans for policies that would prevent consumers from using natural gas to cook their food or heat their homes.
Furthering deepening the divide within the U.S. Senate Democratic primary in Colorado, opposing candidates and environmental activist groups sharply criticized the absence of former Gov. John Hickenlooper who cited a scheduling conflict.
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) continued his long-standing support for natural gas and leasing on public lands during a climate town hall in Washington, D.C. on Thursday featuring 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.
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.
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.
A foreign environmental group, recently backed by new donations from by wealthy United States billionaires and anti-energy groups, has popped up on the scene in Colorado, seeking to cause mayhem at government meetings and to shut down oil and natural gas production.
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.