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Lawmaker calls oil and gas bill ‘economic racism’ as debate continues on Senate floor
DENVER -- Weld County State Sen. John Cooke called SB 181 “economic racism” as the controversial oil and gas bill was debated on the State Senate floor for the first time Tuesday. “Weld County will be devastated,” Cooke told lawmakers. “I can’t believe there are people in here who are my friends but will vote for economic destruction of my community,” Cooke added.