Faith Winter Voted To Jeopardize Thousands of Adams County Jobs BY VOTING YES ON
SENATE BILL 181
Senator Faith Winter was one of the two deciding votes on Senate Bill 181 – the bill that has put Colorado’s energy industry at risk – alongside thousands of jobs in her own district.
A study given to Senators prior to their vote on Senate Bill 181 showed that it could result in 120,000 fewer jobs in the Colorado economy and over $8 billion in lost revenue for the state government, which goes to fund our schools, infrastructure, and important services. The industry itself even said that Senate Bill 181 was “a bill that could damage Colorado’s economy for years to come.”
Since Senate Bill 181’s passing with Faith Winter’s help, the following has occurred:
- The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has rolled out statewide regulations on oil and gas permitting that are eerily similar to 2016’s Proposition 112 – a ballot measure that was defeated by 56.1% of Colorado voters.
- Activist groups have called for a statewide moratorium on energy exploration via that same unelected commission that Senator Winter helped empower.
- 3 counties and 6 cities have passed moratoriums on oil and gas production, including Adams County, which Senator Winter represents.
Yet again, Senator Faith Winter failed to vote in the best interest of her district.