Democrats and conservationists are working with Governor Hickenlooper’s staff to try and save a bill that would expand the mission of the Energy office to promote more traditional forms of energy such as coal and natural gas.
A bill to reorganize the Governor’s Energy Office and expand its mission to include the promotion of oil and gas development alongside clean energy cleared its first hurdle at the capitol on Wednesday. Governor John Hickenlooper supports the change, but other Democrats are wary.
The Governor’s Energy Office faces an uncertain future after the loss of its main source of funding during the recent legislative session. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Boulder County Business Report publisher Chris Wood about the agency and its future.