2013 Legislative Summary
Jim Cole 5/29/13
Partner, Lobbyist – Colorado Legislative Services
After the November 2012 elections, the political landscape shifted dramatically when Democrats took the majorities in both chambers of the Colorado legislature. We knew the 2013 session would be eventful and full of challenges—and it lived up to its billing. While we had many disappointments as well as successes, the final result of the session was a rejection of legislative changes formed by political winds and activist demands.
The session was one the busiest ever based upon the number of bills affecting the oil and gas industry. Many of the bills came from House and Senate leadership as well as legislators hailing from areas that have a deep, professional anti-oil…Read More
Flawed Logic Pollutes the AirDoug Flanders 05/20/2013
As a parent of two young children, my wife and I have tried to teach them integrity. They may be too young to grasp the concept but they do understand – tell the truth, be nice to others, and love each other.
For those of us in political and policy battles, we must…Read More
Helping Our Neighbors: Industry Donations to Local Red CrossTravis Yee 4/16/2013
March was Red Cross Month and to mark the occasion and honor those who have served their community, the American Red Cross hosted the Breakfast of Champions, sponsored by DCP Midstream. The acclaimed event gathered elected officials and business communities to hear of the tales of heroic citizens. The courage, compassion, and action of everyday heroes in our…Read More