Election 2018EnergyEnvironmentNews

Oil and gas money flows into local elections seeking a bang for the buck

Author: Mark Jaffe - April 6, 2018 - Updated: April 13, 2018

DENVER — Money from the oil and gas industry and its supporters has been flowing into municipal elections in the suburban oil patch north of Denver — and while the bucks have been big by local standards, so far the bang has been small.

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Mark Jaffe

Mark Jaffe

Mark Jaffe has covered energy, environment and government issues for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Bloomberg News and The Denver Post. He was a Knight Fellow at Stanford University and studied environmental economics as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard. He is the author of two books, "And No Birds Sing, The story of an ecological disaster in a tropical paradise" and "The Gilded Dinosaur-The fossil war between E.D. Cope and O.C. Marsh and the rise of American science."