One of the fiercest campaign battles in this fall's elections in Colorado is about paid sick leave in the city of Denver. Initiative 300 would require all businesses to give their workers paid sick days. Colorado Public Radio’s Eric Whitney has a look at the arguments on both sides.
One of the most hotly contested ballot measures this November is in Boulder. Issue 2C would give the city the authority to establish its own utility—if it can produce the same or cheaper rates currently provided by Xcel Energy. And a companion measure, Issue 2B, would generate about $2 million annually in extra tax revenue to cover the costs of studies and legal fees.
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson visited with students at a school at National Jewish in Denver Monday.
In Denver Monday, President Obama’s top environmental official touted Colorado’s new law requiring that aging coal fired power plants be retired or converted to cleaner-burning natural gas by 2016. Environmental Protection Agency director Lisa Jackson also toured National Jewish Health to look at research linking air pollution to public health.
This week the city of Loveland will negotiate the sale of the former Agilent technology site with a Kentucky-based developer, Cumberland & Western Resources LLC. The Aerospace and Clean Energy, or ACE, technology park could house as many as 80 manufacturing companies in the coming years.