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Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson covers politics and the West from Denver. She can be reached at [email protected].

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San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer's NextGen America sunk $22 million into the Arizona's Proposition 127, which would have raised the renewable-energy standard from 15 percent by 2025 to 50 percent by 2030. Proposition 127 lost resoundingly, with only 30 percent of voters in support and 70 percent against. (Associated Press)

No 'green wave': Voters ice state climate-change ballot initiatives

Global warming met with a cool reception from voters Tuesday as ballot initiatives targeting fossil fuels went down to defeat in several Western states, defying environmental groups who are raising alarms about catastrophic climate change. Published November 7, 2018