No energy to make substantive policy changes

Author: Peter Marcus - June 21, 2013 - Updated: June 21, 2013

When the legislative session started in January, Democrats seemed energized about cracking down on the oil and gas industry amid concerns over hydraulic fracturing. When the session ended four months later, they were left with little to show. Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat and former geologist, had expressed his opposition to a handful of bills […]

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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.