More than a dozen new energy and environment bills are headed to Gov. Jared Polis for a signature.
They cover an array of issues from the oversight of electrical generating companies to how companies have to factor climate change into their decision-making to the nitty-gritty of how oil and gas drilling is governed in the state.
“Given the priority we saw voters make of energy and the environment this past fall, they were really an important part of this past legislative session,” said Kelly Nordini, executive director of Conservation Colorado, an environmental nonprofit.
While momentous, the actual impacts of some policies are yet to be determined. At least two – the oil rule and greenhouse gas reduction goals – will see many details decided in rule-making by state agencies.
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