With possible major changes coming in energy and environmental policy at the federal level, the Colorado state legislature is wasting no time in preparing for what might happen with the addition of a special committee that will focus solely on topics related to energy and the environment.
The committee, chaired by Republican Sen. Ray Scott of Grand Junction, will take an educational approach to looking at energy-related policies, said Senate Republicans communications director Sean Paige.
“A whole lot of people in that golden dome don’t understand (energy issues),” Scott said. “And a whole lot of Coloradans don’t understand it.”
But the committee doesn’t come without politics.