CEA’s Emily Haggstrom discusses how Proposition 112, which is an attempt to ban energy development in Colorado, will cause the state to lose up to $218 billion and 147,000 jobs if passed in November.
Maybe it won’t be your job, but it’ll be someone you know. Maybe they’re a mechanic, a nanny or a server. It could be your neighbor, or your coworker’s son or daughter.
The number 147,000 doesn’t discriminate, and not all those jobs will come in oil and gas. Lost paychecks will also come in fields impacted or aided by the industry, like restaurants, hotels and grocery stores — many of whose customers work in energy — and schools, police and fire stations, which lean on revenue and taxes paid by local energy.
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