Gov. Bill Ritter capped a brief but intense lobbying fight Monday when he signed the Clean Air-Clean Jobs Act into law, catapulting natural gas as a future priority in Colorado, The Colorado Statesman reports.
“There you go,” the governor said quietly after he signed the bill and began shaking hands at the base of the state capitol’s west steps.
The signing of House Bill 1365 attracted a set of bipartisan lawmakers, environmentalists, Xcel Energy executives and natural gas advocates. Ritter praised them all for creating an unlikely political coalition to propel the bill forward.