John Hickenlooper http://www.kunc.org en Reaction To Hickenlooper Oil And Gas Compromise Mixed http://www.kunc.org/post/reaction-hickenlooper-oil-and-gas-compromise-mixed <p>At a hastily organized news conference, Gov. John Hickenlooper called <a href="http://www.kunc.org/post/ballot-deadline-looms-muddied-debate-over-colo-fracking">on all groups promoting oil and gas ballot issues</a> to drop their proposals. To solve Colorado’s growing conflicts between development and land use, Hickenlooper proposed an 18-person blue ribbon commission composed of residents, local officials, oil and gas industry representatives as well as “respected Coloradans.”</p> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 21:10:37 +0000 Grace Hood 59306 at http://www.kunc.org Reaction To Hickenlooper Oil And Gas Compromise Mixed Last-Minute Bargain Struck On Colorado Oil And Gas Control http://www.kunc.org/post/last-minute-bargain-struck-colorado-oil-and-gas-control <p>In a news conference Monday Governor John Hickenlooper, alongside Democratic Congressman Jared Polis and other supporters, announced a deal on local control for oil and gas, heading off a showdown on the November ballot.</p><p> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 19:28:16 +0000 Bente Birkeland 59303 at http://www.kunc.org Last-Minute Bargain Struck On Colorado Oil And Gas Control Colorado’s Local Control Of Oil And Gas Is A Question Of Degrees http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-s-local-control-oil-and-gas-question-degrees <p>When the city of Longmont's fracking ban was <a href="http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-court-invalidates-longmont-fracking-ban">struck down</a> by a Boulder judge, it could have been seen as a setback for those seeking to assert local control over surging oil and gas development along Colorado's populous Front Range.</p><p>A longer view of the matter, though, shows that local communities all across the state have exerted control over oil and gas within their boundaries for decades.</p><p> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 59235 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado’s Local Control Of Oil And Gas Is A Question Of Degrees Hickenlooper Nixes Special Session, Oil And Gas Battle Moves To The Ballot http://www.kunc.org/post/hickenlooper-nixes-special-session-oil-and-gas-battle-moves-ballot <p>Governor John Hickenlooper has formally pulled the plug on the possibility of a special legislation session to consider stricter rules for the oil and gas industry. Hickenlooper said there weren't enough stakeholders on board for a bipartisan solution.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:57:24 +0000 Bente Birkeland 58890 at http://www.kunc.org Hickenlooper Nixes Special Session, Oil And Gas Battle Moves To The Ballot One Point Of Contention In The Colorado Gov's Race? The Economy http://www.kunc.org/post/one-point-contention-colorado-govs-race-economy <p>Colorado’s economy and job growth are already shaping up to play a central role in the November gubernatorial race. Both candidates are using their own figures to assess how the state is faring as it recovers from the recession.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:36:53 +0000 Bente Birkeland 58299 at http://www.kunc.org One Point Of Contention In The Colorado Gov's Race? The Economy