Lawmakers are in the home stretch of passing a set of gun safety bills. This new legislation wouldn't take a single gun away from a real-life, law-abiding person. Yet, by the reaction of some, you'd think the government was on the verge of confiscating every firearm in Colorado.
Helen Hankins has also been in the very-uncomfortable glare of public fracking scrutiny, and for a good reason. The Colorado BLM has stirred up a hornet's nest of controversy over the past year proposing fracking in three areas of the state.
President Obama can't solve the climate crisis alone, and this momentum in the states is an encouraging sign for anyone who wants to see our elected officials address the challenge of our generation, our changing climate.
By now, it's clear that those of us in the environmental community who held our breath and our vapors over the idea of a President Romney, now are not willing to compromise in the face of environmental disaster.
Once thought of as an uncorruptible populist device to bypass politicians beholden to special interests, ballot initiative elections have become a big-money playground. Merely getting on the ballot is expensive, and more often than not the side with the most money wins.
Over the last few months, democracy has reared its beautiful head in Boulder County, Colorado, where citizens are proving that democracy is about citizens first and foremost, and if bureaucracies don't pay attention, the citizens can seize control.
This November, against all odds, the town of Longmont, Colorado, passed the first Fracking ban in CO. In support of the citizens of Longmont and to inform and encourage other communities in Colorado, Be the Change held a rally and performance event.