Environmental Legislation in the 2020 State Legislative Session

The 2020 state legislative session begins in a few weeks. KGNU’s Rossana Longo speaks with Colorado Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg (D) and Representative Edie Hooton (D) about what to expect in terms of environmental legislation in the upcoming session.

 

Interview with Colorado State Senator Steve Fenberg (D):

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“Colorado as a state can’t solve [climate change] for the world but we absolutely have the obligation to do more than our fair share. And, we have the opportunity where I think we do have the political will to get a lot done so we need to seize that moment and do it.” — State Senator, Steve Fenberg

 

Interview with Colorado State Representative Edie Hooton (D):

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“Our economy statewide has really benefited from oil and gas development, so we have to acknowledge that and appreciate that. But circumstances have changed dramatically and we really have to face the reality of today and not be too nostalgic about what we had in the past. We cannot afford nostalgia.” — State Representative, Edie Hooton

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