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Hick gets flak over swig of flack-aid

Author: Peter Marcus - February 18, 2013 - Updated: February 18, 2013

Governor says energy industry has become ‘unseen villain’ One day after the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission passed a statewide 500-foot setback on drilling, Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat and former geologist, sent a shockwave through the environmental community by admitting on Tuesday to literally drinking the frack-aid. Speaking before the U.S. Senate Committee […]

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Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus is senior statehouse reporter for Colorado Politics. He covers the legislature and previously covered politics, the governor’s office, the legislature and Congress for The Durango Herald. He joined The Herald in 2014 from The Colorado Statesman, a Denver-based political weekly. The Washington Post twice named Marcus one of the nation’s top state-based political and legislative reporters.