Colorado A.G. Candidate: "Energy Policy Should be Decided by Legislation, Not Litigation"

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May 25, 2018

A current district attorney who is running to be Colorado’s next attorney general said in an op-ed some attorneys general have “become ideological ambulance chasers, racing to court to file politically motivated lawsuits.”

Republican George Brauchler pointed to lawsuits filed by cities and counties against energy companies over climate change effects as an example. He said these lawsuits will “dramatically increase costs for Colorado’s families and businesses, while enriching trial lawyers on both sides of the issue.” He said an attorney general “should indeed work to protect the environment and promote a thriving, state economy” but “it should not take any action that threatens the checks and balances of our system.”