first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Denver Post:Erin Martinez was at a news conference in February when Colorado legislative leaders and Gov. Jared Polis announced a bill that would make sweeping changes to how oil and gas are regulated. And she and her family had a front-row seat as Polis signed the bill into law Tuesday.Martinez was one of the strongest supporters of Senate Bill 19-181, which changes the mission of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the main regulatory body for the industry. She spoke during a news conference and testified in hearings for the bill’s overarching goal — putting public health, safety and the environment first when considering oil and gas development.As he prepared to sign the bill, Polis said he hoped the new law will end the conflicts over the drilling that has increased in more populated areas. “Today, with the signing of this bill, it is our hope that the oil and gas wars that have enveloped our state are over and the winner is all of us,” Polis said.The bill makes protecting public health and safety and the environment a priority when considering oil and gas projects. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the main regulatory body, would no longer be charged with fostering development.It also allows cities and counties to regulate oil and gas development under their planning and land-use powers, something communities have requested as drilling has increased in and near the growing cities and counties north and east of Denver.The oil and gas commission and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will start writing rules to implement several portions of the new law. Some of the rules are expected to take up to a year to develop. The public will have opportunities to weigh in.More: Gov. Jared Polis ushers in new era of drilling regulation, but are “oil and gas wars” over? Colorado governor signs legislation overhauling state’s oil and gas development ruleslast_img read more

first_imgRacing in Britain is likely to carry on but behind closed doors, the sport’s regulatory authority the British Horseracing authority said. Racing looks set to go behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak it attracted criticism for allowing the Cheltenham Festival to go ahead last week The sport attracted criticism for allowing the showpiece Cheltenham Festival to go ahead last week with over 250,000 spectators attending despite the coronavirus outbreak. Many of the Cheltenham racegoers were Irish, which provoked a social media backlash in Ireland, but racing authorities saying they were following British government advice in maintaining the meeting. However, with the Premier League football and other sports suspending their seasons, racing is to take measures of its own with the sport’s top officials to meet with other interested parties later on Monday. “Racing industry leaders are preparing to hold race meetings without spectators and to ensure that the competitors and participants attending only do so under strict conditions,” read the statement. “The sport’s tripartite leadership, including racecourses, participants and the governing body, the British Horseracing Authority, will on Monday discuss an approach recommended by the industry’s COVID-19 group. Loading… Promoted ContentEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World “It is likely to mean that racing moves behind closed doors later in the week, initially until the end of March. Racing’s fixture list will also be considered.” Read Also: EPL: Fernandes wins player of the month award for February Should they agree to the end of March it would mean the three-day meeting at Aintree racecourse near Liverpool which climaxes with the Grand National on April 4 would provide a real test as it takes place in front of enormous crowds. Interest would potentially be even higher this year as Irish runner Tiger Roll is bidding for an historic third successive victory – Red Rum won three but not consecutively – in the world’s most famous steeplechase. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

first_imgPeace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), U.S. State Department Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Public Affairs Karen Richardson and returned Peace Corps volunteer Ravi Shah met Friday in the Sol Price School of Public Policy to discuss how serving in the Peace Corps facilitates international diplomacy.The event was part of the “State of the Union: Cabinet in Your Community” tour, where Cabinet officials have had the opportunity to discuss issues of national importance following President Obama’s State of the Union address. The event also followed a Peace Corps announcement in October 2015 of a 40-year record high in application numbers. California ranked as the top Peace Corps volunteer state in 2015.The event began with Richardson highlighting the rise of terrorism, which she said has led many Americans to question whether or not the United States should continue getting involved in foreign affairs.Richardson responded to this notion by alluding to Secretary of State John Kerry’s address to the University of Virginia, where he stated that “there is nothing foreign about foreign affairs.” With this quote, she opened the discussion so other participants could give their opinion regarding the role of the Peace Corps in initiating international conversation.Hessler-Radelet said the United States needs more global-minded citizens as the world is increasingly connected.“Our security and economy is inextricably connected to that of other countries, and we need people that understand the world,” Hassler-Radelet said.She also stressed how a global perspective is essential for business within the United States.“In addition, our country is becoming increasingly multicultural. From recent research, I have uncovered, I have learned that organizations that solicit ideas from other cultures are stronger,” she said.As a volunteer in Ukraine, Ravi Shah explained how the Peace Corps influenced his understanding of the world.“Without [the] Peace Corps, without having gone to Crimea or Ukraine, we would have less of a perspective of what is going on there,” Shah said.Hessler-Radelet explained the importance of a multicultural understanding by revealing an untold story of Peace Corps volunteers in West Africa during the 2014 Ebola epidemic. While they had to be removed from their communities due to safety precautions, many continued working closely with the Center for Disease Control. This was helpful because of their rich understanding of West African communities.“[The CDC] often tells us they could not have done their work without our staff,” Hessler- Radelet said.The discussion also focused on the intangible benefits of volunteering with the Peace Corps.“You come away with a multicultural understanding, you mature, you grow,” Shah stated.Sam Moore, a graduate student studying public policy, spoke about how his Peace Corps experience helped in his development.“You learn about yourself. You become comfortable with yourself and you learn how strong you really are,” Moore stated.Jared Thomas, a graduate student studying public administration, explained why he chose to attend the event.“I wanted to learn about international diplomacy and the international conversation,” he said. “I understand that to be a leader, you need to understand the international conversation.”last_img read more