John Hickenlooper


In his own words: “Climate change is a defining challenge of our time, and yet we have a president who is taking us in the wrong direction. He withdrew our country from the Paris climate accords. He is expanding drilling on public lands. He is forfeiting our country’s leadership, changing our national symbol from the eagle to an ostrich, burying our head in the sand in the face of this global threat. As Governor, I saw the impact of climate change in dealing with the Biblical floods and fires that ravaged Colorado.

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John Hickenlooper Climate Change News Feed


Hickenlooper in New Hampshire

[Hickenlooper] said that beyond putting a price on carbon and giving the American people a dividend from the tax revenue, reducing “fugitive emissions” — which include methane and other greenhouse gases released as byproducts of industrial production — would be something he could repeat from his time as mayor and governor. Galvanizing support around curbing … Continue reading ""

John Hickenlooper on climate, fracking and beer

John Hickenlooper is the only presidential candidate who has taken a sip of fracking fluid. The former Colorado governor famously took a swig of the viscous liquid to prove it was safe during a meeting with oil and gas company CEOs in 2013. Ever since, the Democrat has faced criticism from environmentalists for being too … Continue reading ""

E&E News

Hickenlooper on climate change

Hickenlooper did find one way to stand out from every presidential candidate ever to interview with the Register editorial board: He’s the only one we can document to speak about flatulence. He was tooting — or we should say touting — an unorthodox idea to use a feed additive for livestock that would cut down … Continue reading ""

Des Moines Register

”We’ve got to make this like the moonshot. We’ve got to recognize we’re going to spend billions and billions and billions of dollars in research,” @Hickenlooper says of climate change. He says carbon capture and nuclear energy have to be part of the solution. #iacaucus


Hickenlooper tweets

President Trump must know that we can only get to “crystal clean water” if we keep working toward it, not rolling back water regulations that are critical to our nation’s health. — John Hickenlooper (@Hickenlooper) July 8, 2019 President Trump is wrong: American companies did not want him to pull the United States out of … Continue reading ""


First Q to @Hickenlooper in Creston is on the environment. He says climate change is the “gravest threat we face.” He adds “we’re past the point” where we need to debate whether climate change is happening. One suggestion: implementing Colorado’s methane standards nationally.


Climate change gets its moment in the spotlight

In the first question on climate change, California Sen. Kamala Harris immediately corrected the moderators, saying, “I don’t call it climate change, it’s a climate crisis. It is an existential threat to us as a species. The fact that we have a president who embraced science fiction over science fact is to our collective peril.” … Continue reading ""

ABC News

Climate tweets on Hickenlooper

When asked about working with oil and gas companies to solve the climate crisis, John Hickenlooper said “I share the sense of urgency, I’m a scientist … but we have to look at what really can make a difference.” #DemDebate2