Chuck McConnell speaks on behalf of Rep. Scott Tipton (R) at a candidate forum in Steamboat Springs, CO.

In A Race To Represent Coal Country, Two Visions For The Future

What to do about coal jobs has been a major theme this election season, with each side pointing fingers at the other, from the presidential debate stage to local town halls. On Colorado’s western slope, two candidates running for Congress are divided on the issue and are nearly matched in campaign contributions as election day approaches.

Lynn Bartels, spokeswoman for the Colorado Secretary of State's office, tweeted out this photo when backers of oil and gas ballot initiatives turned in their signatures.

Bad Handwriting, Wrong Address: Verifying Signatures On Colorado Initiatives

For weeks now, workers have been sifting through hundreds of thousands of signatures to approve measures for the November ballot. They’re down to approving the last two: a set of highly controversial initiatives that together would restrict oil and gas development in Colorado. The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office walks Inside Energy through the tedious process of counting and verifying hundreds of thousands of signatures.

Donald Trump speaks to a packed arena at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, ND.

The Future Of U.S. Energy, According To Donald Trump

With the help of a few more delegates from a handful of states, including North Dakota, Donald Trump finally gathered enough to clinch the republican nomination. And with that news, the official Republican Presidential nominee rolled into Bismarck, North Dakota on Thursday.

Wyoming PBS

From Wyoming To Washington: Congressional Candidates Debate Energy, Economy

Inside Energy’s Leigh Paterson was a guest journalist this week at the US Senate and US House debates, hosted by Wyoming PBS. Candidates answered questions on education, foreign policy, same-sex marriage, Obamacare, and of course, on energy: oil exports, Wyoming wind power development, climate change in the classroom, and the EPA.