Controversial state senator Angela Giron (D-Pueblo), already embroiled in a high profile recall election that resulting from her poor performance (read: gun grab) at the state legislature this past session, is now affirming her support of another wildly unpopular bill that forces rural electric co-ops to obtain at least 20% of their power from renewable sources in just seven short years. And once again, Giron reminds us that she is more interested in liberal special interests than the well being of her constituents in Pueblo and our state’s fragile economic recovery.
For her part, Giron made the spurious correlation between man-made climate change and the drought in eastern Colorado and the Great Plains. While that may fit her political agenda, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that the drought was caused by “natural variations in weather” that had to do with infrequent thunderstorms and abnormal wind patterns coming out of the Gulf of Mexico. In fact, NOAA’s executive summary explicitly stated that man-made climate change did not play a meaningful role in causing the drought.
It likely also never occurred to the environmental front group that droughts, hurricanes, and wildfires occurred on this continent for centuries before even the first settlers arrived. But have Giron and the Democrat party ever let the facts get in he way of a political agenda?