In the last 24 hours, Coloradans have gained a more clear picture of the kind of aid the Obama administration and federal authorities will offer to help address the wildfires raging in the state and aid displaced residents.
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If you hear someone laughing the next time you fill your car with gasoline, look around and see if you can’t spot an oil executive on his way to the bank.
Scores of residents in Colorado’s North Fork Valley aren’t nearly as keen about oil and gas drilling as the wide-eyed Democrats and Republicans who talk about tapping America’s energy reserves.
U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette and Jared Polis are calling on President Obama to strengthen environmental and public health standards to protect against risks posed by hydraulic fracturing.
President Obama is not a popular politician in Colorado but, according to a recent Public Policy Polling survey, Obama would defeat in a landslide Republican Newt Gingrich, whose star has risen of late but who boasts laughable negative numbers with voters here and is despised by the state’s enormous percentage of independent voters.
U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is overjoyed now that President Obama has signed into law a bill authorizing summer and year-round activities at ski areas on national forest land. You might even say he’s stoked.
Even before tonight’s jobs speech, conservation groups in Colorado and across the Rocky Mountain West say it’s clear President Barack Obama has chosen polluting industry jobs over other employment sectors, demoralizing the environmental base ahead of the 2012 campaign.
President Barack Obama delivered a rousing State of the Union speech tonight in front of wolves laying down with lambs. Colorado Senator Mark Udall, who called for the bipartisan seating arrangement, sat with Senator Jim DeMint, R-South Carolina. Most of Colorado’s delegation sat together, regardless of party, and the same was true throughout the chamber.
Although progressive activists and Democratic U.S. House members hate the Obama-Republican deal on taxes and unemployment extension, the American people like it, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll, especially the unemployment extension part, which will see insurance benefits extended for a year as the economy steadily recovers but adds few jobs. Respondents to the poll favored the unemployment extension by more than a two to one margin.
In a move that will be seen in many quarters as typical for being ineffectively compromising, President Obama announced he was freezing federal pay for two years as part of a larger effort to attack the deficit. The pay…