Hickenlooper on climate change


Hickenlooper recently came out in opposition to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s version of the Green New Deal in a Washington Post op-ed, but said that climate change would be a major priority for his administration.
“The Ocasio-Cortez-Markey resolution sets the Green New Deal up for failure by shifting away from private decision-making and toward the public sector,” he argued, saying his Green New Deal would include federal government investment and significant collaboration with private industry.
As governor of Colorado, Hickenlooper paved the way for oil and gas companies to frack in the state. But he also enacted innovative regulations on methane emissions and low-emissions vehicles and expanded jobs in clean energy.