Welcome to Denver, epicenter of the frack fight
I arrived in Denver yesterday to promote The Boom — right at the time that Colorado politics have been roiled by fracking. There’s a great story in Politico that’s worth a read.
“You essentially have a small cadre of burned-out Occupy Wall Streeters and an egomaniacal congressman from Boulder with a little money burning a hole in his pocket about to thoroughly jeopardize the re-election of Mark Udall and John Hickenlooper,” exults Josh Penury, a GOP state lawmaker turned oil-and-gas industry official.
Great to see an old friend, do a packed book signing at the LoDo Tattered Cover location, and a couple radio interviews. I even squeezed in an interview and reporting. (Never stop reporting!) I will be back, soon I expect, to write more about the political fight underway over local control and fracking. This issue is increasingly defining the tenure of Gov. Hickenlooper.
Simon & Schuster put me up at the Brown Palace, a historic treasure. Stayed up to the wee hours talking fracking on an overnight AM radio talk show. So, not much sleep, but it’s all good.