Colorado Democrats have introduced 4 bills that would end all gas and oil drilling in their state, as well as end the sale of new internal combustion engine cars, by 2035.

The bill would require Colorado to phase out permits for new oil and gas drilling by the end of the decade.

The idea is to ban permits to drill new sites starting in 2030.

To reach the 2030 deadline, state regulators would not be able to issue more than 660 permits in 2028 or 330 permits in 2029.

“Colorado shouldn't assume that we should be an exception to international climate agreements,” said Jaquez Lewis. “This legislation makes sure we take strong action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by putting a definite end date on new well permits, and that will help push us in the direction of a more sustainable energy future.”

As for the traditional automobile, that has to go too.

This leaves Coloradans in a pickle. Our electric grid is not fully renewable, it is still heavily dependent on natural gas. It’s hard to understand where they think we would get our energy and there is potential that we would have to ship it in from other states that don’t have as strict of regulations or, even worse, other countries that are adversaries of ours and have little to no regulations. It’s a lose/lose for Colorado. (Kait Schwartz, director of State Government Affairs).

Coloradans are already struggling with costs and living as power costs go up due to state investments in wind & solar.

“This bill isn’t good for Colorado in any form or fashion,” she said. “It’s not good for business development in Colorado. We have many operators that will find it very difficult to operate here and won’t see much incentive to remain in Colorado, which is awful for jobs and awful for our climate when we have to get these products elsewhere.”


Another bill offered up would require no internal combustion engines sold in Colorado by 2035, phase out gas furnaces (90% phase out by 2030), and pause seasonal oil and gas drilling.

Car dealers in Cheyenne and Laramie will be thrilled to hear this as it will drive up Wyoming sales.

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