Tuesday’s Headlines

Greta Thunberg and Haven Coleman on the steps of the Colorado capital earlier this month. Coleman, age 12, is one of the activists who brought the worldwide student climate strike to the United States. Image: Haven Coleman via Twitter.

From Streetsblog:

After the Global Climate Strike Friday, when students in Colorado and around the world demanded climate action, elected officials at all levels of Colorado government are shrugging their shoulders with political agendas that fail to envision a better transportation future. (Streetsblog Denver)

Other news:

  • Bill would suspend licenses of careless drivers in Colorado. (Denver7)
  • Colorado lawmakers have floated ideas to find more money for transportation, including a gas tax increase. But none of the ideas are certain before Monday’s deadline to file the budget. (Denver Post)
  • But in November voters could decide on a bond that would raise transpo funds, despite their rejection of two transportation revenue measures last year. (Denver Post)
  • Colorado oil and gas production hits all-time high. (Denver Business Journal)
  • Oil and gas bill passed another committee. (9 News)
  • Astro-modal: There’s a spaceport near DIA where “the state hopes to launch rocket-planes, sending people and objects beyond Earth’s atmosphere.” (Denverite)
  • “That is problematic to put it mildly,” said Rep. Peter DeFazio, chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. (Politico)
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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