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Colorado’s Democratic Senate Candidates on Energy Policy

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On Friday, Andrew Romanoff brought his Democratic primary ballot to the Denver elections center, declaring that he lead the race for U.S. Senate “one to nothing.” His opponent in the August 10 primary, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, was expected to vote a day later, according to the The Denver Post. The two chimed in on energy policy, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced he would scale back a comprehensive energy bill that some hoped would dramatically reduce pollution linked to climate change. As Bennet toured a Denver-based green technology company, he said he would “keep fighting for legislation,” noting, however, that “the chances of seeing a more comprehensive bill in the very short term are very low” (via Fox 31). While Republican candidates for Senate Ken Buck and Jane Norton celebrated the downfall of the proposed energy bill, Romanoff issued the strongest words in support of it. He accused the Senate of “business as usual” when Americans are “heartbroken and angry” over the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the nation’s reliance on fossil fuels (via The Denver Post).

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