As governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper backed several key environmental policies, including legislation to increase the state’s renewable energy standard and first-in-the-nation air protections to reduce ozone pollution and directly reduce methane pollution from oil and gas facilities. Hickenlooper also committed Colorado to meet its carbon emissions reduction target through joining the U.S. Climate Alliance after Trump announced he was withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement. Additionally, Hickenlooper announced a number of key moves, including cutting carbon from the utility sector, investing in electric vehicle infrastructure, working with local governments. He is also committed to protecting Colorado’s cherished public lands and natural water resources.
Colorado Senator and 2020 Dirty Dozen member Cory Gardner has earned an 11% lifetime LCV score and in the first three years of the Trump administration he backed the president’s extreme policies over 97% of the time. Gardner has taken $1.7 million in contributions from corporate polluters. He consistently votes against clean air and clean water protections, voted to undermine NEPA, voted to cut the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget by a third, and, despite recent attempts to look good in an election year, has a record of selling out public lands. Gardner refuses to support the bipartisan CORE Act which would protect 400,000 acres of public lands in Colorado and did not oppose Trump’s nomination of anti-public lands bigot William Perry Pendley to head the Bureau of Land Management. Gardner’s full anti-environmental voting record can be found here.
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