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State should promote natural energy

Mike championed legislation requiring 30% of our state's electricity to come from renewable sources and he voted to include rural electric associations. In 2011, Mike created a commission to streamline where power lines are set in order to make possible the more aggressive expansion of wind and solar resources in rural Colorado. He fought to expand the size of tax credits for electric vehicles and made it easier for consumers to cash those in when they buy their cars.
Source: 2018 Colorado Governor website MikeJohnstonForColorado.com , Sep 1, 2017

Fund green homes and offices

In 2011, Mike proposed a clean energy improvement financing program that helps customers pay for home improvements if it leads to more energy efficiency. He fought for increased transparency with building energy performance and he allocated funds to improve the energy efficiency of state buildings.

In 2010, he brought legislation that successfully required new homes to have water-saving features. He supported adding hydroelectricity as a source of energy for public utilities.

Source: 2018 Colorado Governor website MikeJohnstonForColorado.com , Sep 1, 2017

Balance oil & gas extraction with public safety

Gov. Hickenlooper will decide by May 18˙whether his Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) will appeal a˙court decision saying the COGCC˙must give more weight to health and safety than to development. How would Colorado's Democratic candidates for governor handle this important oil-and-gas court ruling

[Mike Johnston's response:] These student leaders have made the important point that seems so clear in light of the Firestone catastrophe: Our first responsibility is to protect the health and safety of all Coloradans and then balance the reasonable extraction of our state's natural resources against that public safety.˙ The appellate court made clear that is the plain language of the statute, and I don't see why anyone would fight the state's commitment to ensure that public safety

Source: Colorado Independent on 2018 Colorado gubernatorial race , May 15, 2017

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