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YESTERYEAR: Hickenlooper, others launch project to grapple with climate change

Author: Ernest Luning - September 15, 2016 - Updated: September 9, 2016

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Ten Years Ago this week in The Colorado Statesman … Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper was joined by Lakewood Mayor Steve Burkholder, Fort Collins Mayor Doug Hutchinson, Colorado Forum director Gail Klapper, former Colorado State University president Al Yates and others to unveil the Colorado Climate Project, aimed at developing a plan to reduce the state’s contribution and vulnerability to a climate disrupted by human activities.

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Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning is a political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has covered politics and government for newspapers and online news sites in Colorado for more than 25 years, including at the Highlands Ranch Herald, the Jefferson Sentinels chain of community newspapers and the Aurora Sentinel, where he was the city hall and cops reporter. After editing the Aurora Daily Sun, he was a political reporter and blogger for The Colorado Independent site. For nearly a decade, he was a senior political reporter and occasional editor at The Colorado Statesman before the 119-year-old publication merged with Colorado Politics in 2017.