Marianne Goodland

Obama official talks climate with business leaders

The Colorado Statesman

The problems of climate change won’t be solved overnight, according to an official from the Obama administration who met with members of the Colorado business community in Denver on Tuesday.

Bremer calls for robust foreign policy, faults majority of GOP candidates’ qualifications

The Colorado Statesman

L. Paul Bremer III has some specific ideas about the foreign policy leadership he wants to see from the next occupant of the White House. But he told a gathering of Arapahoe County Republicans on Friday that most of the current crop of GOP presidential candidates “are not qualified” to lead the world.

Bremer, the administrator of Iraq under President George W. Bush, delivered remarks at the Arapahoe County GOP Lincoln Day dinner at the Radisson Hotel in Aurora, which was also attended by the headliner’s brother El Paso County Republican stalwart Duncan Bremer and his family.

Brauchler elaborates on his deliberations over possible run for U.S. Senate seat

The Colorado Statesman

George Brauchler is considering a run for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. But the district attorney hasn’t made any progress on that decision over the last seven months, he told The Colorado Statesman Friday evening.

Brauchler, serving his first term as prosecutor for the18th Judicial District, was commenting on a Denver Post article, posted late Friday, that said he was considering a run for the seat currently held by Democrat Michael Bennet.

Water Congress convenes to talk land-use, conservation measures

The Colorado Statesman

VAIL — With Colorado’s population expected to double in the next 35 years, the state water plan calls for conservation, coupled with an as-yet undefined cultural change. It might look something like Denver’s Stapleton neighborhood, or perhaps the Highlands area of west Denver, with smaller single-family homes on smaller lots, or more higher-density development, such as condos, townhouses and apartments.

Congressional delegation spars over federal budget, environment

The Colorado Statesman

Five members of Colorado’s congressional delegation on Wednesday sparred over the budget, transportation, environmental regulation and the over-budget Veterans Administration hospital under construction in Aurora.

They began by stating how well they get along, but by the end of their appearance at a forum, that wasn’t so clear.

The setting was Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry’s second annual legislative luncheon at the Ritz Carlton in downtown Denver before a nearly standing-room-only crowd.

Financial experts not alarmed by stock market correction

The Colorado Statesman

The wild ride by the stock market this week has people watching their 401(k)s in horror. But those with long-term strategies, including the state treasury and the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association, are less worried about the market’s seesaws and declines, at least for now.

In the five trading sessions beginning last Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 1,888 points, about 11 percent of its value. Similar percentage point declines also took place with the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ. (By mid-week, the market was posting robust gains.)

Water committee hears from Colorado River community

The Colorado Statesman

Grand County is “ground zero” for trans-mountain diversions, and the idea that another may be in the offing raises concerns for those who live and work near the Colorado River.

Carleton discusses EPA updates to emissions, ozone standards

The Colorado Statesman

Carleton discusses EPA updates to emissions, ozone standards

By Marianne Goodland
The Colorado Statesman

Even while dealing with the wastewater spill on the Animas River, the EPA is preparing for the rollout of updated standards on carbon emissions and ground-level ozone.

It’s an issue that brought Ron Carleton, EPA’s counselor to the administrator for agricultural policy, to Denver this week.

Carleton spoke to The Colorado Statesman about the updates, and the Obama administration’s new Clean Power Plan, which was finalized on Aug. 3.

State water plan updated, more to come

The Colorado Statesman

Colorado towns and cities could be asked to make big reductions in their water use, under a new goal added to the state’s water plan.

The statewide plan, ordered by Gov. John Hickenlooper in 2013, is now on its second draft. The first draft came out last December, and received more than 24,000 comments.

Carleton discusses EPA updates to emissions, ozone standards

The Colorado Statesman

Even while dealing with the wastewater spill on the Animas River, the EPA is preparing for the rollout of updated standards on carbon emissions and ground-level ozone.

It’s an issue that brought Ron Carleton, EPA’s counselor to the administrator for agricultural policy, to Denver this week.

Carleton spoke to The Colorado Statesman about the updates, and the Obama administration’s new Clean Power Plan, which was finalized on Aug. 3.