It should be noted that in its decision the COGCC never disputed the scientific evidence put forward, including evidence regarding the catastrophic projected impacts of climate change. The COGCC does not deny that climate change exists, it merely ignores the fact that Colorado’s oil and gas industry is responsible for a large percentage of Colorado’s overall climate emissions.
Many of you have heard me say this many times and I’ll say it again here; It is my fervent truth and understanding that education justice is the human and civil rights issue of our time.
For those of you who have read the seminal work of Michelle
When my friend Hasira Ashemu asked me if I could find space in the magazine to dedicate to issues that Black and Brown people face - I did not hesitate in saying yes.
I met Hasira a couple years back after I went to Ferguson to write about the Michael Brown case as well as show support. The Justice system is broken and it impacts POC even more severely.
I had been involved in several protests
My fellow Coloradans: It is with the greatest gratitude, pride, and optimism for our future that I speak to you for the first time as Colorado’s 43rd Governor. I am honored by this great responsibility and humbled by your trust. And I must begin by saying I am very conscious of the fact that there were many brave people over the years who made it possible for someone like me to be standing here giving a speech like this. I am grateful and forever indebted to those who came before me — who struggled for equal rights, who stepped up for public service in all its forms, who made difficult sacrifices and worked faithfully toward a brighter future for our state, our nation, and our world.
(Following the publication of this article KGNU (88.5 here in Boulder County) reached out to us and asked us to talk about the experience. Here is a link to the interview with us both:
We have been doing a series all year of Legendary People in Legendary Locations and they have been fabulous!
Over the years