Our ambitious climate goals promise to keep the fracking and municipalization debates alive for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, in the background, our low-income neighborhoods are generally far less connected to bike paths, trails and even safe sidewalks.
Xcel Energy has incrementally reduced the state’s energy supplied from coal, and continues to increase the amount of energy supplied by renewables. Progress in the shift of the Colorado energy supply must continue however in order to achieve 2020 projections and goals of a more renewable future.
Slightly fewer than half of those who work in Boulder County live in Boulder County - a dynamic caused mainly by Boulder County’s high housing prices. This is why rush hour in and out of the county gets so jammed. At the same time, most Boulder County residents work within Boulder County. Their most popular place to commute to is Denver.
With recent developments in drilling technology, Colorado has seen a resurgence in oil and gas drilling. Varying laws amungst Colorado counties has made drilling more prevalent in certain counties than in others. Laws surrounding drilling rights and regulation fuel a passionate and highly contentious political debate in many counties and across the state.