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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.

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.


Tipton’s legislation, the Colorado Recreation Enhancement and Conservation Act (Colorado REC Act), would provide permanent protection to tens of thousands of acres of wilderness in Colorado, but stands in contrast to the bills introduced by his Democratic colleagues because of its treatment of oil and gas leasing in the Thompson Divide.

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.