Jared Polis

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Democrats Reintroduce ‘Frack Pack’ Oil And Gas Regulations

A group of bills called the “Frack Pack” announced Thursday by four Democratic congressmen would impose more stringent federal environmental regulations on a domestic petroleum industry lately suffering from its own success amid a persistent downturn in oil prices.

03/19/2015

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Oil-Gas Panel Suggests Consulting Role For Local Government

A Colorado task force is recommending that local governments be given a consulting role on some decisions about the location of large oil and gas facilities.

02/24/2015

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Colorado’s Jared Polis Tries Again To Legalize Pot At Federal Level

A Colorado congressman has introduced a bill to legalize pot at the federal level. The legislation comes as more states consider following Colorado’s lead.

02/24/2015

Students protest in Jefferson County in September 2014 (credit: CBS)

Top 10 Talkers In Colorado In 2014

From Facebook to Twitter to CBSDenver.com, CBS4 viewers had plenty to talk about in 2014.

12/29/2014

CBS4's Alan Gionet talks to Rep. Jared Polis about Pres. Obama's immigration reform (credit: CBS)

Polis Applauds Obama’s Action On Immigration Reform

Colorado Democrat Rep. Jared Polis is applauding President Obama’s action on immigration reform calling it “great news for our country.”

11/21/2014

Immigration activists rally at a church where Arturo Hernandez is living to avoid deportation (credit: CBS)

Those On The Verge Of Deportation Find Hope In Obama’s Immigration Reform Plan

A man held up in a church in Denver, on the verge of getting deported, finds new hope in President Obama’s pledge for immigration reform by the end of the year.

11/06/2014

Rep. Jared Polis (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Democrat Jared Polis Re-Elected To U.S. House

Democratic Rep. Jared Polis of Boulder has won a fourth term.

11/04/2014

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Democrats’ Streak On The Line In Colorado Election

Befitting its status as a national political bellwether, Colorado is home to at least three nationally watched political races that will be decided Tuesday.

11/03/2014

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Marijuana Industry Makes Political Donations

The entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states.

09/29/2014

A drilling operation in Erie (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper Optimistic About Fracking Panel

Gov. John Hickenlooper says resolving land-use conflicts between energy companies and homeowners is one of the most important issues he’s worked on and he’s optimistic a panel he assembled will provide recommendations to minimize clashes.

09/09/2014

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